Professor Elliott’s Writing Cited As Top Study

A book examining the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that Professor E. Donald Elliott '74 co-authored was ranked as the Best Policy Study Report Produced by a Think Tank in 2015 by the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Global Go To Think Tank Index.

The book is titled Rule-Makers or Rule Takers? Exploring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (September 2015). Elliott and a co-author contributed a chapter titled “Greater TTIP Ambition in Chemicals: Why and how.”

The book explores the economic context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), an effort by the United States and the European Union to reposition themselves for a world of diffuse economic power and intensified global competition. It also explores the challenges and consequences of US-EU negotiations across numerous sensitive areas, ranging from food safety and public procurement to economic and regulatory assessments of technical barriers to trade, automotive, chemicals, energy, services, investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms and regulatory cooperation.

“Their insights cut through the confusion and tremendous public controversies now swirling around TTIP, and help decision-makers understand how the United States and the European Union can remain rule-makers rather than rule-takers in a globalising world in which their relative influence is waning,” wrote Daniel S. Hamilton and Jacques Pelkman, the editors of the publication.

E. Donald Elliott is Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and a leading academic scholar, as well as practitioner, in the fields of administrative and environmental law. Elliott has been on the Yale Law faculty since 1981 and currently teaches courses in environmental law, energy law, administrative law and civil procedure. He is also senior of counsel in the Washington D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP, and co-chair of the firm's Environmental Practice Group.