EU Sources -TTIP-effect on income and employment questioned -September 02, 2014

Two researchers have formulated serious question marks with regard to the trade impact studies that are used to ‘motivate’ the negotiations between the EU and the United States in the frame of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Two researchers have formulated serious question marks with regard to the trade impact studies that are used to ‘motivate’ the negotiations between the EU and the United States in the frame of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Notably the effects on wages and employment are criticized. For instance the estimated employment gains look big in absolute numbers but pale in relation to the overall labour pool. The authors note that those who commissioned the studies had already come down in favour of the TTIP. However, the forecasts of economic impact studies should always deserve close scrutiny. Otherwise their results will be driven by their (biased) assumptions. 

English: http://column.global-labour-university.org/2014/09/selling-free-trade ...     

 

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