Miller Center

Caplin 2013: Is TTIP Good for the United States?

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December 2, 2013
2:30PM - 3:45PM (EST)

The economic malaise that began with the 2007 global recession has slowed yet the economic growth that is occurring within the United States is both lower than hoped and the recovery is essentially jobless. Advocates of the TTIP propose that expanding the trade and investment relationship with the EU has the potential to dramatically increase productivity, manufacturing, and, ultimately employment. Yet these expectations may be based on some very optimistic assumptions. Panelists on this session will evaluate these assumptions and will address the following questions:

  • To what extent would an expansion of trade and investment with the European Union lead to job-creating economic expansion in both the United States and the European Union?
  • Which economic sectors in the US are best positioned to gain from TTIP? Which sectors are likely to lose?


Neil Irwin, Columnist and editor of WonkBlog, The Washington Post


Rod Ludema, Associate Professor of Economics, Georgetown University

Peggy Chaudhry, Associate Professor of Management and Operations, Villanova School of Business

Daniel Hamilton, Professor and Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

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