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Dr Wolfgang Alschner

Alschner, Wolfgang

University of Ottawa

Computational analysis of law
International investment law
WTO law

Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Wolfgang worked for several years as an individual contractor for UNCTAD’s Section on International Investment Agreements and as a research fellow at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland. He joined the WTI in 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher in international law working within the NCCR Trade Regulation and as a principal member of the SNIS project 'Diffusion of International Law: A Textual Analysis of International Investment Agreements'. His research focuses on the computational analysis of international economic law. Wolfgang holds a PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, a JSM from Stanford Law School, a Master's degree in international affairs from the Graduate Institute as well as an LL.B. from the University of London and a BA in international relations from the University of Dresden.

Prior to concentrating on his PhD studies, Wolfgang worked for several years as an individual contractor for UNCTAD’s Section on International Investment Agreements. Wolfgang has published in leading peer-reviewed journals and his areas of interest include international investment law and arbitration, WTO law, regional trade agreements, international dispute settlement, law & economics and empirical analysis of law.