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GTAP Resource #5043

"Quantitative trade models and the economic assessment of TTIP"
by Bekkers, Eddy and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa

We review the different quantitative trade studies on the expected economic effects of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Methodologically the studies can be divided into those employing computable general equilibrium (CGE) models and structural gravity (SG) models. Predicted welfare gains vary significantly between the different studies, but these differences can be mainly explained by two components: differences in the expected trade cost reductions and differences in the economic model employed to calculate the welfare effects of these reductions. After a careful assessment of the studies, we conclude that reliable estimates of trade cost reductions are between 3% and 15% and reliable estimates of the welfare effects are between 0.2% and 2% real income gain for the TTIP partners.

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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
Created: Rojas-Romagosa, H. (4/15/2016)
Updated: Rojas-Romagosa, H. (4/15/2016)
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- Multilateral trade negotiations
- Non-Tariff barriers
- Non-Tariff measures in services
- Preferential trading arrangements
- European Union
- North America

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