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Prof. Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer

Prof. Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer


Areas of expertise

  • International investment law
  • International trade law
  • The linkage of international economic law with public health
  • The issue of obesity and its normative implications
  • Big data regulation


Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer is Swiss National Science Foundation professor of international law at the University of Basel’s Faculty of Law. She is a member of the research council of the Swiss Network on International Studies (SNIS) and sits on the executive committee of the Society of International Economic Law.

She is interested in the intersection of the international economic law regimes and other areas of international law. Krista’s recent research has looked at the interaction of investment and trade law and with poverty, corruption, and human rights, the relationship between data transfers and international economic law, and the legal implications of obesity.

Besides teaching, Krista has published monographs and numerous papers. She is a frequent presenter at academic conferences, and has also given numerous talks for non-academic audiences. She is currently co-editing the Encyclopedia of International Economic Law.

Krista has graduated from the University of Chicago with Abs in political science and public policy studies. She received her JD from Georgetown University Law School, and her doctorate and “Habilitation” from the University of Bern.

She is admitted to practice law in New York.

Work in Progress

Encyclopedia of International Economic Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, co-editor with T. Cottier (forthcoming)

Responsibility to Protect Climate Change and the WTO, in: Panagiotis Delimatsis, ed., Research Handbook On Climate Change And Trade Law, Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming)

Government Procurement, in: Simon Lester, Bryan Mercurio and Lorand Bartels, eds., Bilateral And Regional Trade Law, 2d ed., Cambridge Univ. Press (forthcoming) (with Arwel Davies)

The Law of Investment Protection and Poverty Reduction, in: Reiner Hofmann, ed., International Investment Law And Development: Friends Or Foes?, Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming)

Judicial Ethics in the International Economic Law System, in: Henrik Palmer Olsen, Laura Nielson, and Joanna Jemielniak, eds., Establishing International Judicial Authority In Economic Law (forthcoming)

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