A new twist in the TTIP saga – Political Concern


“The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: European Disintegration, Unemployment and Instability”

Dr Clive Peedell, (NHAP), has forwarded information about the work done recently by Jeronim Capaldo, a research fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) at Tufts University in Boston, highly ranked by QS and Times Higher Education, according to Political Concern.

Jeronim Capaldo’s Working Paper 14-03 assesses the effects of TTIP using the United Nations Global Policy Model, which is said to incorporate more valid assumptions on global trade, macroeconomic adjustment and employment dynamics.

Capaldo and his team project that TTIP will lead to a contraction of GDP, personal incomes, employment, an increase in financial instability and a continuing downward trend in the labor share of GDP: “Evaluated with the United Nations model, TTIP appears to favor economic dis-integration, rather than integration, in Europe. At a minimum, this shows that official studies do not offer a solid basis for an informed decision on TTIP”.

A link to his paper is given above and the Executive Summary may be read in alarming detail here.

The full article is on Political Concern.

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5 thoughts on “A new twist in the TTIP saga – Political Concern

  1. Jeffery Davies

    One only has to look to Australia new zealand were over ten years ago they signed ttip-style agreements poorer are those two countries now less jobs less monies these companies take their profits offshore and can take one to court through your justice system onky recently in the lower house in southern Australia a delegate was speaking out just about this stating it opens the door to them to rape your country and your rights jeff3

  2. MarkNurse

    Looks like more people in Britain and Europe need to look at the Greens Policies.
    The Tories, Lib Democrats and Labour, just want to line theirs and their buddies own pockets.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Like so much that comes from the SNP and UKIP’s supporters, this is a bald statement, made with no supporting information.
      The current record of the Tories and Liberal Democrats in government speaks for itself, but why do you lump Labour in with them?

  3. John Gaines

    Sri but the incoherent babble that is emanating from Labour HQ, patchwork stances on every issue, just makes me want to close down.
    It may not be an Kinnock election year, but it is certainly an Kinnock campaign: a stupid facsimile of reality, as a mental retard might see it.

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