MARC L. BUSCH (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the Karl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Professor of Government at Georgetown University.

He is an expert on international trade policy and law, author of the book Trade Warriors, and articles in the American Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Sociology, British Journal of Political Science, Fordham International Law Journal, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of World Trade, World Politics and World Trade Review. He has been warded research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the John M. Olin Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Institute for the Study of World Politics, Georgetown, Queen's, Harvard, and Columbia. He was co-editor of the journal Economics & Politics.

He serves as a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Standards and Technical Trade Barriers (ITAC-16), a public-private group reporting to the U.S. Department of Commerce and United States Trade Representative.

He has previously taught at Queen's University and Harvard. He has received awards for teaching at all three institutions, including MBA Professor of the Module at Georgetown, the Executive MBA, AMBA, Cornell-Queen's, and MBA Society Teaching excellence Awards at Queen's School of Business, and Harvard's Thomas Hoopes Teaching Prize.

In 1997, he was nominated for the Joseph Levenson Teaching Award at Harvard for best junior faculty undergraduate professor. In 2004, he received the Frank Knox Teaching Excellence Award for the best undergraduate professor at Queen's University. In 2010, Forbes Magazine named his course, "Business, Government, and the Global Economy," to its list of the Top 10 Most Innovative MBA courses in the United States.

He has addressed a wide variety of governments and international institutions, including the Advisory Centre on WTO Law, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the World Bank and the United Nations. He has testified before the US Congress on Airbus-Boeing litigation and the Canadian Senate on softwood lumber litigation.

He has addressed a wide variety of governments and international institutions, including the Advisory Centre on WTO Law, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the World Bank and the United Nations. He has testified before the US Congress on Airbus-Boeing litigation and the Canadian Senate on softwood lumber litigation.


Trade Warriors: States, Firms, and Strategic Trade Policy in High-Technology Competition. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.


The Politics of International Economic Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. (with Tomer Broude and Amy Porges)

The WTO, Economic Interdependence, and Conflict. London: Edward Elgar, 2007. (with Edward D. Mansfield)


"Law, Politics, and the True Cost of Protectionism: The Choice of Trade Remedies or Binding Overhang." World Trade Review. Forthcoming. with (Krzysztof Pelc)

"The Politics of Judicial Economy at the World Trade Organization." International Organization 64 (2) 2010: 257-280. (with Krzysztof Pelc)

"A BIT is Better Than a Lot: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Preferential Trade Agreements." World Politics 62 (1) 2010: 1-42. (with Jennifer Tobin)

"Does Legal Capacity Matter? A Survey of WTO Members." World Trade Review 8 (4) 2009: 559-577. (with Eric Reinhardt and Gregory Shaffer)

"Does the WTO Need a Permanent Body of Panelists?" Journal of International Economic Law 12 (3) 2009: 579-594. (with Krzysztof Pelc)

"Overlapping Institutions, Forum Shopping, and Dispute Settlement in International Trade." International Organization 61 (4) 2007: 735-761.

"Three's a Crowd: Third Parties and WTO Dispute Settlement." World Politics 58 (3) 2006: 446-477. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"Industrial Location and Political Participation in Europe." British Journal of Political Science 35 (4) 2005: 713-730. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"The Intergovernmental Network of World Trade: IGO Connectedness, Governance and Embeddedness." American Journal of Sociology 111 (3) 2005: 824-858. (with Paul Ingram and Jeffrey Robinson)

"Developing Countries and GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement." Journal of World Trade 37 (4) 2003: 719-735. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: Early Settlement in GATT/WTO Disputes." Fordham International Law Journal 24 (1) 2001: 158-172. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"Democracy, Consultation, and the Paneling of Disputes Under GATT." Journal of Conflict Resolution 44 (4) 2000: 425-446.

"Geography, International Trade, and Political Mobilization in U.S. Industry." American Journal of Political Science 44 (4) 2000: 720-732. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"Industry Location and Protection: The Political and Economic Geography of U.S. Nontariff Barriers." American Journal of Political Science 43 (4) 1999: 1028-1050. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"The Political Economy of Nontariff Barriers: A Cross-National Analysis." International Organization 49 (4) 1995: 723-749. (with Edward D. Mansfield)

"Nice Strategies in a World of Relative Gains: The Problem of Cooperation Under Anarchy," Journal of Conflict Resolution 37 (3) 1993: 427-445. (with Eric Reinhardt)


"Trade: Determinants of Policies." In Robert A. Denemark et. al. (eds.), The International Studies Compendium Project. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. (with Edward D. Mansfield)

"With a Little Help From Our Friends? Developing Country Complaints and Third Party Participation." In Chantal Thomas and Joel P. Trachtman (eds.), Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System. New York: Oxford, 2009. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"Fixing What Ain't Broke? Third Party Rights, Consultations, and the DSU." In Kim Van der Borght and Dencho Georgiev, (eds.), WTO Dispute Settlement Reform. London: Cameron May, 2006. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"The WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism and Developing Countries." Trade Brief, Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (April) 2004. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"The Evolution of GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement." In John M. Curtis and Dan Ciuriak (eds.), Trade Policy Research. Ottawa: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 2003. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"Transatlantic Trade Conflicts and GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement." In Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann and Mark A. Pollack (eds.), Transatlantic Economic Disputes: The EU, the US, and the WTO. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"Testing International Trade Law: Empirical Studies of GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement." In Daniel M. Kennedy and James D. Southwick (eds.), The Political Economy of International Trade Law: Essays in Honor of Robert Hudec. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. (with Eric Reinhardt)

"A (Genetically Modified) Food Fight? Canada's WTO Challenge to Europe's Ban on GM Products." C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 186 (September) 2003. (with Robert Howse)


Testimony before the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on the Softwood Lumber Agreement, November 20, 2006.

Testimony before the US House of Representatives Aviation Subcommittee on Global Market Factors Affecting the US Jet Transport Industry, May 25, 2005.

Video from the conference Boeing vs. Airbus: the Plot Thickens at the American Enterprise Institute, July 6, 2006.

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