Since April 2022 Prof. Alexander has been leading the research project Financial Market Law and Sanctions with the Swiss National Science Foundation. The research project is assisted by Dr. Julia Khort. The research project addresses the problem of the effectiveness of sanctions and considers whether or not incremental or piecemeal changes to EU economic sanctions measures over the past twenty years have led to more effective sanctions.
Julia Khort, "The sanctions principles-based regulation: a blueprint for a new approach for European Union sanctions policy?" SSRN Working Paper, 121 pp., accepted for publication by the European Company and Financial Law Revie, (June 2023) research paper
Kern Alexander and Dora Peric, "Legal and Comparative Aspects of Swiss Sanctions against Russia" (May 2022), working paper
Julia Khort, "Making EU and Swiss Sanctions Effective: Legal Challenges" Colloquium for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, organized by the University of Zurich and Pestalozzi Law Firm (Zurich, 9 May 2023)
Participation in round-table discussion
Kern Alexander and Julia Khort participated in the Round-table discussion: "Governing Finance: Seizing Opportunities, Mitigating Risks, and Building Resilience: The Role of Economic Sanctions", organized by the Council of Economic Policies and University of Zurich (Zurich, 11 October 2022)