Pauwelyn & Zhang: Busier than Ever? A Data-Driven Assessment and Forecast of WTO Caseload

Joost Pauwelyn (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) & Weiwei Zhang (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) have posted Busier than Ever? A Data-Driven Assessment and Forecast of WTO Caseload. Here's the abstract: Conventional wisdom has it that, in recent years, the legalized mechanism of dispute settlement before the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been “busier than ever”, “a victim of its own success”. This paper uses hard data to assess the WTO’s current caseload and examines how it has evolved since the WTO’s creation in 1995. We also forecast panel and Appellate Body (AB) caseload ten years from now using different scenarios. WTO dispute settlement does, indeed, currently experience a peak in terms of the total number of cases pending before panels and the AB (as of 30 April 2018, respectively, 18 and 8). However, this is not due to an increase in new cases filed (new…

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