Luca Rubini

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Luca Rubini's main expertise lies in the regulation of State intervention in the economy, particularly public subsidies. He is the author of various works in areas of international economic law, most recentlyThe Definition of Subsidy and State Aid - WTO Law and EC Law in Comparative Perspective(Oxford, 2009), which was the first theoretical analysis of the definition of subsidy in the WTO and EU.

Dr Rubini is currently extending his focus from subsidy law and policy to the analysis of the various linkages between energy, trade and climate change. In this regard, he is working on a monograph for Cambridge University Press on the governance and discipline of climate change subsidies in the WTO, supported by both the AHRC and the British Academy. He can supervise doctoral research in international economic law (mainly WTO law); law and policy of subsidies; energy, trade and climate change linkages; and EU/WTO parallels.