The journal Intereconomics, published bi-monthly by CEPS and the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW), features articles dealing with economic and social policy issues affecting Europe. Each issue contains a Forum section offering an in-depth exploration of a selected topic. All contributions to the Forum section in each issue, as well as the Editorial, are available for free downloading from the CEPS website at the links below (for full content, see www.intereconomics.eu).The November-December 2015 Forum, featuring contributions by the speakers at the 2015 Intereconomics conference, presents a balanced overview of both the prospective bene?ts as well as the possible drawbacks to the potentially monumental trade agreement.
Abstarct: 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.
Authors: Miranda Schreurs,Jacques Pelkmans, Thea M. Lee, Federica Mustilli, Lucian Cernat, Ana Norman-López, Alessandra Tucci, Monique Goyens, Léa Auffrets, Galina Kolev, Jürgen Matthes and Rob Frieden
By Miranda Schreurs
By Jacques Pelkmans, Thea M. Lee, Federica Mustilli, Lucian Cernat, Ana Norman-López, Alessandra Tucci, Monique Goyens, Léa Auffrets, Galina Kolev and Jürgen Matthes
By Rob Frieden