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Caplin 2013: A Deeper U.S.-EU Economic Relationship: Implications for American Global Strategy

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December 2, 2013
4:00PM - 5:15PM (EST)

The creation of a US-EU trade bloc has been touted as the means to re-establish US economic leadership and dominance in the world.  While session 2 explores whether this is likely, this session explores the possible implications of the creation of this set of bilateral relationships.  Panelists will reflect on a set of questions related to the potential consequences of a successful implementation of the TTIP including:

  • Will increased trade and investment between the United States and the EU lead to the creation of competitive trade blocs in other parts of the world?
  • Will the creation of the TTIP mean that the WTO become irrelevant?
  • What about China? How does TTIP—and potentially the creation of the Trans-Pacific Treaty—isolate China and, if so, what are the consequences?


Charles Freeman, III, Vice President, Rock Creek Global Advisors; former Assistant United States Trade Representative for China Affairs


Gary Hufbauer, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Edward Mansfield, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Joshua Meltzer, Fellow in Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

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