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Pelkmans, Jacques
Lee, Thea M.
Mustilli, Federica
Cernat, Lucian
Norman-López, Ana
Tucci, Alessandra
Goyens, Monique
Auffret, Léa
Kolev, Galina V.
Matthes, Jürgen
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[Journal:] Intereconomics [ISSN:] 1613-964X [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 50 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 6 [Pages:] 312-343
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will reduce tariffs and lower regulatory hurdles that currently impair trade between the EU and the US. However, TTIP has been controversial from the outset. Non-governmental organisations are concerned about lowered health and environmental standards, unions fear a further weakening of labour conditions, and economists debate whether or not there will actually be any noticeable impact on employment and GDP growth. This Forum, featuring contributions by the speakers at the 2015 Intereconomics conference, presents a balanced overview of both the prospective benefits as well as the possible drawbacks to the potentially monumental trade agreement.
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