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Fredrik Erixon and Matthias Bauer of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) write that Tufts` analysis is so flawed “that their results should not be considered reliable or realistic.” [20] You write that the tufts model “is, on the whole, a demand-driven model, which makes no effort to measure the effects of trade on supply, which are the effects that turn out to be the main positive effects of trade liberalization. What is also problematic is that the model is not designed to assess the impact of trade agreements on trade – in fact, the model is deeply unsuited to such an exercise. No commercial economist, regardless of the school of thought he or she possesses, has ever used this model to make trade estimates. The reason is simple: if a model cannot predict the impact of trade liberalization on trade flows and the profile of trade, it is useless. [20] They add: “In Capaldo`s analysis, structural changes and the emergence of new industries play no role. Capaldo implicitly assumes that an economy does not react with its work and capital and adapts to new circumstances. New competition only creates new unemployment. In addition, the impact of barrier reduction on international trade on product and process innovation is overlooked. Finally, Capaldo does not take into account the impact of competition on production costs and prices to the end consumer.

[20] In June 2015, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, Republican from Kentucky, rejected the law to expedite the ratification of the TPP by Congress on the basis of the secrecy of the trade agreement. [209] The TPP agreement establishes an Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (ISDR) [128] that gives investors the right to sue foreign governments for violation of their rights. For example, if an investor invests in country “A,” a member of a trade agreement, and in country A to violate that contract, the investor can sue country government A for infringement. [129] ISDS aims to provide investors abroad with basic protection against foreign government actions such as “freedom from discrimination,” “protection against uncompensated expropriation of property,” “protection against denial of justice” and “right to transfer capital”: [130][131] The initial agreement was ratified by Japan and New Zealand. According to the Congressional Research Service, “Tufts` study, as an unconventional framework for the analysis of trade agreements, has attracted particular criticism, while the computable general Equilibrium (CGE) models used in Peterson`s study are the standard in commercial analysis. [21] Fabio Ghironi, a professor of economics at the University of Washington, describes the models of the World Bank and the Peterson Institute in more favourable terms than Tufts` analysis. [22] A 2016 study by political scientists Todd Allee and Andrew Lugg of the University of Maryland found that of the 74 previous trade agreements signed by TPP members since 1995, the TPP text is closest to that of the previous United States.

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