This article discusses some aspects of the development of international economic law in the United States since the end of World War I and the impact it had on the development of international economic law generally, focusing specifically on the three areas in which U.S. law had the most significant impact on international economic law: international trade and investment, international taxation, and international antitrust measures. In general, in all three areas U.S. law had considerable influence on the development of international economic law in the twentieth century. However, the degree of influence in these and other areas varied depending on the degree to which other countries accepted the underlying principles of U.S. law.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Avi-Yonah, Reuven S. "International Law: Private Law in United States Law." In Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, edited by S. N. Katz: 284-90. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.