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United States | Brussels, 30 september 2013

TTIP – The Economic Analysis Explained

The Commission’s assessment of the likely benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is based on analysis carried out by the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a leading independent pan-European economic research organization. Given the significance of TTIP, this analysis has been widely discussed in policy debates, in the press and on social media.

To help answer some of the questions that have been raised in those debates the Commission has prepared an explanatory guide to the study: its main findings, the methods used and its relationship to other studies. It looks at the projected overall impact of an agreement as well as more specific impacts on industry and agriculture; the likely effects of an EU-US agreement on the rest of the world; and what the study says about jobs. It also provides detailed information on the economic techniques used in the study, including the assumptions made, the type of model used and the conservative approach that the study takes to estimate impacts.

Read the full study.

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