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Objective Law and Development Review (LDR) is a top peer-reviewed journal in the field of law and development which explores the impact of law, legal frameworks, and institutions (LFIs) on development. LDR is distinguished from other law and economics journals in that its primary focus is the development aspects of international and domestic legal orders.
The journal promotes global exchanges of views on law and development issues. LDR facilitates future global negotiations concerning the economic development of developing countries and sets out future directions for law and development studies. Many of the top scholars and practitioners in the field, including Professors David Trubek, Bhupinder Chimni, Michael Trebilcock, and Mitsuo Matsushita, have edited LDR issues and published articles in LDR.
The journal seeks top-quality articles on law and development issues broadly, from the developing world as well as from the developed world. The changing economic conditions in recent decades render the law and development approach applicable to economic issues in developed countries as well as developing ones, and LDR accepts manuscripts on law and economic development issues concerning both categories of countries. LDR’s editorial board includes top scholars and professionals with diverse regional and academic backgrounds.
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Editor-In-Chief Yong-Shik Lee, The Law and Development Institute, USA
Editorial Board Members William Alford, Harvard Law School, USA Douglas Arner, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, Hong Kong Tomer Broude, Faculty of Law and Department of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ha-Joon Chang, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, U.K. Won-Mok Choi, College of Law, Ewha Womans University, South Korea Robert Cooter, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, USA Diogo Coutinho, University of São Paulo, Brazil Philipp Dann, Humboldt University Faculty of Law, Germany Simon Deakin, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, U.K. Melaku Desta, University of Dundee, U.K. Jan Erk, University of Pretoria, South Africa Salim Farrar, University of Sydney Law School, Australia James Gathii, Albany Law School, USA Gary Horlick, former head of U.S. Department of Commerce Import Administration, USA David Kennedy, European Law Research Center, Harvard Law School, USA Andrew Lang, School of Law, London School of Economics, U.K. Chang Hee Lee, School of Law, Seoul National University, South Korea Jai S. Mah, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, South Korea Mitsuo Matsushita, University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, and former member of the WTO Appellate Body, Japan Petros Mavroidis, Columbia Law School, University of Neuchatel, and CEPR, USA Bryan Mercurio, Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Law, Hong Kong Junji Nakagawa, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Japan Andreas Neef, University of Auckland, Development Studies, Australia Colin Picker, University of New South Wales Faculty of Law, Australia Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, International Development Group, USA Dani Rodrik, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA Susan Rose-Ackerman, Law School and Department of Political Science, Yale University, USA Alvaro Santos, Georgetown University Law Center, USA Alan O. Sykes, Stanford Law School, USA Yasuhei Taniguchi, Kyoto University, and former member of the WTO Appellate Body, Japan Veronica Taylor, University of Washington School of Law, USA Joel Trachtman, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA Michael Trebilcock, University of Toronto Law School, Canada Edwin Vermulst, Partner, Vermulst, Verhaeghe, and Graafsma and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of World Trade, Brussels Jiangyu Wang, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Singapore Klaus Ziegert, University of Sydney Law School, Australia