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The U.S. International Trade Commission, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the World Bank and Global Affairs Canada`s Office of the Chief Economist found that the final agreement, if ratified, would yield positive net economic results for all signatories, while a heterodox analysis by two Economists from Tufts University showed that the agreement would negatively affect the signatories. [153] [13] [154] [16] Fredrik Erixon and Matthias Bauer of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) write that Tufts` analysis has such serious flaws „that its results should not be considered reliable or realistic.“ [20] You write that the Tufts model „is, on the whole, an on-demand model that makes no effort to measure the impact of trade on supply, which are the main positive effects of trade liberalization. What is equally problematic is that the model is not designed to assess the impact of trade agreements on trade – in fact, the model is not really appropriate for such an exercise. No business economist, no matter what school of thought he or she comes from, has ever used this model to make estimates of trade. The reason is simple: if a model cannot predict the impact on trade flows and profile as a result of trade liberalization, it is useless. [20] They add: „In Capaldo`s analysis, structural changes and the emergence of new industries are of no importance. Capaldo implicitly assumes that an economy does not react with its labor and capital and that it adapts to new circumstances. New competition only creates new unemployment. In addition, the effects of reducing barriers on international trade on product and process innovation are overlooked. Finally, Capaldo does not take into account the impact of competition on production costs and prices to the final consumer.“ [20] The EU strives to conclude trade agreements with any TPP country: discussions have been ongoing since 2013 for an EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement and in 2015 the EU presented its new strategy for improving trade in the Asia-Pacific region entitled „Trade for All“. [171] It is difficult for non-Americans to understand what has become a bipartisan American opposition to the TPP, as U.S.

officials designed the agreement with the country`s strategic interest and the priorities of its business sector. Nevertheless, the United States is largely convinced that trade agreements are responsible for the erosion of manufacturing and living standards. The content of the TPP goes far beyond the standards developed by the World Trade Organization. The TPP contains a negative list of all sectors covered by liberalising trade, with the exception of the sectors clearly mentioned. . . .