13 results about VOX - CEPR'S POLICY PORTAL


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China’s WTO entry benefits US consumers

June 28, 2017

China has become the world’s largest exporter, with a rapid rise in its world trade share just after it joined the WTO in 2001. This column finds that China’s WTO entry reduced the US m... READ MORE

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The effect of regional trade agreements on growth volatility

May 8, 2017

The debate over regional trade agreements is ongoing. It has been argued that they can heighten exposure to shocks as they lead to more specialisation, and conversely that they can alleviate volati... READ MORE

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One size does not fit all: On the heterogeneous impact of free trade agreements

April 28, 2017

There is a large empirical literature examining the effects of free trade agreements. However, most studies to date have focused on a common average effect across all agreements or have assumed tha... READ MORE

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Theory and evidence for the last two decades of tariff reductions

April 26, 2017

Tariff barriers today are small on average, suggesting only limited welfare gains from their removal. This column argues, however, that the current generation of standard trade models have missed a... READ MORE

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The truth about trade agreements – and why we need them

November 29, 2016

Trade agreements involving the US could be the first economic casualty of the 2016 election. The existing US trade agreements rose from the ashes of WWII and the Great Depression. This column argue... READ MORE

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Better, faster, stronger: How trade liberalisation fosters global innovation

November 21, 2016

Free trade is under fire, with evidence documenting the distributional impacts and labour adjustment costs of trade liberalisation mounting. This column instead presents new evidence on the benefit... READ MORE

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EU-Turkish customs union: How to proceed

July 23, 2016

New EU trade agreements could adversely affect Turkey as a non-EU member. This column presents new findings of an economic analysis in which different trade policy scenarios are considered. The res... READ MORE

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Mega-regionals and the mega-mess: A way out

June 1, 2014

This column discusses the difficulties involved in consolidating free trade agreements at the regional level, and argues that piecing together the blocs around the world will be even more challengi... READ MORE

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TTIP – Is free trade coming to the north Atlantic?

May 1, 2014

The negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are about a year old and making only slow progress. This column argues that TTIP is a long-run project that will probably tak... READ MORE

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TTIP, the multilateral trading system and Latin American countries

May 1, 2014

Mega-regional negotiations will underwrite global governance on 21st-century trade issues and facilitate the proliferation of global and regional value chains. This column writes that Latin America... READ MORE

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The problem with TTIP

May 1, 2014

Most economists cheer the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that the EU is currently negotiating with the US. This column argues it is a pity that TTIP and other mega-regional agreeme... READ MORE

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Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the European Parliament

May 1, 2014

This column discusses the challenges the TTIP is likely to face after the election of a new European Parliament. Key political leaders should engage in the TTIP discussions and not leave them to th... READ MORE

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“No Big Deal” says Krugman

March 1, 2014

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Paul Krugman calls the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “No big deal”. This column looks at Krugman’s main arguments against the TPP, and looks... READ MORE