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GTAP Resource #4940

"International Trade and Health: Implications for Developing Countries"
by Khorana, Sangeeta and Badri Narayanan

This paper employs dynamic GTAP (GDyn) model to firstly, examine the effects of TPP and TTIP on production, consumption, prices and trade of ‘harmful’ products, i.e. sugar and tobacco, over 2015-2030. Secondly, to assess the costs as a result of imposing stringent IP rules across the world following commitments under these megaregional agreements. The analysis focus primarily on developing countries, mainly India and China, which are the two most populous countries. Results indicate that there are health consequences of commitments under mega regionals in that firstly, there is notable expansion in the production of sugar (about 0.3% per year) due to trade liberalisation; secondly, while stricter IP rules are likely to lead to net global gains in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), poorer countries suffer implying that even without accounting for the ‘health justice’ argument about allowing access to medicines stricter IP rules are likely to work against the poorer countries.

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Category: 2016 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 19th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Washington DC, USA
Date: 2016
Version: Draft
Created: Khorana, S. (4/13/2016)
Updated: Batta, G. (4/13/2016)
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- Dynamic modeling
- Asia (East)
- Asia (South-Central)

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