Brummer is a leading authority on the international economic law of trade and investment agreements, including negotiating and implementing bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade and financial liberalization agreements. He has published extensively in international trade and investment law journals, including the negotiation and implementation of bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade and economic liberalization agreements. He has also spoken at numerous conferences and meetings worldwide and consulted with various international institutions on the law of trade and investment agreements.
He is the author of the book “The WTO Dispute Settlement System: The Legal Dimension of International Trade Law” (Oxford University Press, 2012), which won the 2013 GATT/WTO Negotiations and Implementation Award. He has also been awarded several other prizes for his academic work. He is a member of the editorial boards of several leading journals in international law, including the American Journal of International Law, World Trade Review, European Journal of International Law, and World Trade Review.
Dr. Brummer has served as a consultant to various international institutions, including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and others. He also served as an expert advisor to the UNCTAD secretariat in Geneva from 2005 to 2010 on issues relating to trade and investment liberalization negotiations under the auspices of the Doha Round multilateral trade negotiations. He has also served as a consultant to the WTO secretariat in Geneva on the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the General Agreement on Trade in Goods (GATT).
Professor Brummer teaches an introductory course, Global Trade, to first-year law students. His research interests also include the law of international economic enterprises, including the law governing the creation, governance, operation, and regulation of business enterprises with operations in more than one country.