Wilson Perspectives: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
In this edition of “Wilson Perspectives,” our experts provide that context. In 4 original essays, they cover what's new and old in the trade deal, its future in the United States, and its impact around the globe. Bookmark this page, as we'll continue to update it with new insights in the months ahead. For lawmakers, business leaders, and all our audiences, we hope this will be the comprehensive resource on TPP.
by Jane Harman
By any measure, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the 21st century’s most significant trade agreement. In 30 chapters and more than 5,000 pages, it lays down new rules of the road for 12 countries, 40 percent of the world economy, and 26 percent of world trade. From Latin America to the Asia-Pacific, on issues from workers’ rights to digital commerce, this deal will have an impact. It takes a wide-angle, multidisciplinary lens to study all of its aspects.
In this edition of “Wilson Perspectives,” our experts provide that context. In four original essays, they cover what’s new and old in the TPP, its future in the United States, and its impact around the globe. Bookmark this page, as we’ll continue to update it with new insights in the months ahead. For lawmakers, business leaders, and all our audiences, we hope this will be the comprehensive resource on the TPP.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What’s New, What’s Not, What’s Next
Laura Dawson and Kent Hughes
The Impact of TPP on Latin America and U.S. Relations with the Region
Former U.S. Executive Director and Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund
Former Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center
Former Senior Economic Analyst, U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada
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The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action. Read more