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Abbott co-recipient of research grant


October 12, 2010

Professor Ken Abbott of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is part of a team that received a $60,000 grant from the Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Munich to perform research on a recent alternative regulatory strategy.

Abbott will work on the project with his longtime co-author Duncan Snidal, of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and two German scholars. They will look at a strategy in which international agencies support and rely on intermediaries to try to influence the behavior of the ultimate targets of regulation, rather than the usual strategy of the agencies trying to influence their behavior directly.

A leading scholar in international law, Abbott’s teaching and research focus on the interdisciplinary study of international law and international relations, including public and private institutions, environmental issues, development policy, global health, and international trade and economic law. He is a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, a Faculty Fellow in the College’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation, a member of the College’s Center for Law and Global Affairs Advisory Board and a Professor of Global Studies at ASU, where he co-directs the global environmental governance program.