Julie Maupin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. Her work focuses on the intersection between public and private rights and interests within international economic governance regimes. Previously a Lecturer at Duke Law School, Julie has taught international investment law, international commercial arbitration, international dispute settlement, and comparative competition law in North America, Europe, and Africa. Her current research proceeds in two streams. The first examines how international trade and investment treaties condition and constrain the political, economic, and social welfare strategies pursued by states at differing levels of economic development. The second investigates the legal and policy implications of emergent, technology-based modes of conducting and regulating transnational commerce, in particular the nascent phenomena of stateless crypto-currencies and self-policing financial regulatory networks.
In addition to her scholarly pursuits, Julie regularly advises international organizations, governments, businesses, and NGOs on matters of economic law and policy, with a special emphasis on Africa. Her pre-law career included five years in the corporate/consulting world and three years in the non-profit relief and development sector. Julie is an alumna of the University of Washington (BS Economics), Yale University (Juris Doctor & MA Economics) and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva (PhD, International Studies). She is an admitted member of the Oregon bar.