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Daniel Behn

Daniel Behn

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

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Ph.D., LL.M., University of Dundee
J.D., Tulane University School of Law
B.A., University of Southern California

Daniel Behn’s scholarship focus on the interdisciplinary study of international courts and tribunals. He has written extensively about the sociological and normative legitimacy of international tribunals with a specific focus on international arbitration. His work is empirically orientated and applies quantitative social science methodologies to the study on international adjudication. Professor Behn has built the largest and most comprehensive database on international arbitration in the world and draws on this data extensively in his current work. His most recent article (with Malcolm Langford), Managing Backlash: The Evolving International Investment Arbitrator is forthcoming in the European Journal of International Law and won the Young Scholar Prize at the European Society of International Law Annual Conference.

Professor Behn is a Senior Research Fellow at the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo and is an Associate Editor at the Journal of World Investment and Trade.

Empirical Perspectives on the Legitimacy of Investment Treaty Arbitration (with Ole Kristian Fauchald and Malcolm Langford) (CUP, forthcoming 2017)

Managing Backlash: The Evolving Investment Treaty Arbitrator? (with Malcolm Langford) European Journal of International Law (forthcoming 2017)

The Revolving Door in International Investment Arbitration (with Malcolm Langford) Journal of International Economic Law (forthcoming 2017)

Poor States or Poor Governance? Explaining Outcomes in Investment Treaty Arbitration (with Malcolm Langford and Tarald Berge) Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business (forthcoming 2017)

Glass Ceilings and Arbitral Dealings: Gender and International Investment Arbitration (with Taylor St John and Malcolm Langford) Journal of European Legal Studies (forthcoming 2017)

Arbitration and its Contribution to the Development of the Law (with Giuditta Cordero-Moss) in Andrea Bjorklund, Franco Ferrari and Stefan Kröll (eds.), Cambridge Compendium of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CUP, forthcoming 2017)     

The Performance of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Theresa Squatrito and Oran Young (eds.), The Performance of International Courts and Tribunals (CUP, forthcoming 2017)

Backlash and State Strategies in International Investment Law (with Ole Kristian Fauchald and Malcolm Langford) in Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen and Tanja Aalberts (eds.), The Changing Practices of International Law: Sovereignty, Law and Politics in a Globalising World (CUP, forthcoming 2017)

Trumping the Environment: Empirical Perspectives on the Legitimacy of Investment Treaty Arbitration (with Malcolm Langford) (2017) 18(1) Journal of World Investment and Trade

Promoting Renewable Energy in the EU: Shifting Trends in Member State Policy Space (with Ole Kristian Fauchald) (2017) 28(2) European Business Law Review 217

Judging the Misapplication of a State’s Own Environmental Regulations (with Laura Létourneau-Tremblay) (2016) 17(5) Journal of World Investment and Trade 823

Legitimacy, Evolution and Growth in Investment Treaty Arbitration: Empirically Evaluating the State-of-the-Art (2015) 46(2) Georgetown Journal of International Law 363

Governments Under Cross-Fire? Renewable Energy and International Economic Tribunals (with Ole Kristian Fauchald) (2015) 12(2) Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 117

The Relevance of the UNIDRIOT Principles in Investment Arbitration (with Giuditta Cordero-Moss) (2014) 19(4) Uniform Law Review 570