On January 18 and 19, Professor Klaus Heine organised an Advanced Training Course on Law and Economics of TTIP for the 14 PhD researchers of the Marie Curie TTIP Training Network.
Keynote speakers were Professor Jan Schnellenbach (Professor of Microeconomics at the Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany, and research affiliate with the Walter Eucken Institute) and Professor Gabriel Felbermayr (Professor of Economics, specialised in International Trade at the University of Munich /Director of the IFO Center for International Economics).
Marietje Schaake closed the course with an inspiring Q&A session. Marietje Schaake has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009. Amongst other things, she serves on the International Trade Committee and is the spokesperson for the ALDE Group on transatlantic trade and investment agreements.
Through this course, the PhD researchers obtained an interdisciplinary understanding of TTIP from an integrated law and economics perspective which enables them to refer to law as well as economics in their individual research projects.