GDAE Paper a â€œGame-Changerâ€ in TTIP Debate
GDAE Research Fellow Jeronim Capaldoâ€™s working paper, â€œThe Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: European Disintegration, Unemployment and Instability,â€ continues to make waves across the Atlantic. Capaldoâ€™s findings, from alternative economic modeling, show Europeans far worse off economically if the US-EU trade agreement goes into effect. Labor is particularly hard hit. Since the paperâ€™s release in October, Capaldo has been briefing policy-makers, presenting in parliaments, giving interviews and debating with economists whose work he critiques. The paper, available in four languages and with an executive summary in twelve languages, has been covered widely in the press, including outlets such as The Guardian and the BBC (see the press coverage here).
In Brussels, Capaldo participated in an EU Parliament Workshop on TTIP's benefits and costs (watch here) where he debated with economists of the European Commission, the EUâ€™s executive arm. In the Netherlands, Capaldo briefed the Dutch Minister for Trade and Development, Lilianne Ploumen, and members of the Dutch National Parliament. Capaldo also presented to the public, giving talks hosted by the development organization War on Want in London and Manchester, UK. He also wrote articles on TTIP for the Government Gazette, Queries, and Italianieuropei, publications widely distributed to the Members of the EU Parliament.