Directed by: Alasdair Young (Nunn School) and John McIntyre (Scheller)
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiation is the first major trade negotiation to seek seriously to overcome regulatory differences. In addition, the transatlantic economy is uniquely interpenetrated unparalleled levels of foreign direct investment and intra-firm trade and extensive integration into global value chains. As a consequence, the political mobilization around the negotiations in both the US and EU is unlike that seen before. Thus TTIP is an early manifestation of 21st century trade politics. This work package will be a serious attempt to draw early lessons from the new pattern of trade politics and policy.
Associated activities and publications
22-23 June 2017 Alasdair Young presented a paper on ‘Trade Policy in a Changing EU and an Uncertain World,’ to the ‘Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme @ 25’ Alumni Conference, European University Institute.
6 May 2017 Alasdair Young discussed trade policy as part of a plenary panel on “Transatlantic Relations in Troubled Times” at the 15th Biennial International Conference of the European Union Studies Association, Miami, FL, 4-6 May 2017.
5 May 2017 Vicki Birchfield presented her paper “Deep Integration and the Emergence of a Transatlantic Agora?” at the 15th Biennial International Conference of the European Union Studies Association, Miami, FL, 4-6 May 2017.
3 May 2017 Alasdair Young participated in a Virtual Briefing on “Transatlantic Relations after the First 100 Days”.
17 Feb. 2017 Alasdair Young discussed the demise of TTIP at a workshop at Florida International University.
23 Mar. 2016 Alasdair Young’s article “Not your parents’ trade politics: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations,” was published on line in the Review of International Political Economy. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09692290.2016.1150316.
4-5 Feb. 2016 Alasdair Young presented ‘Intergovernmental Policy Makes Transnational Politics? The Distinctive Politics of the TTIP Negotiations’ to the ‘Transnational Relations and the Transatlantic Relationship’ Workshop, Georgetown University.
29 Oct. 2015 Alasdair Young‘s invited contributed to an e-debate organized by Garaint Davies (MP) on British parliamentary oversight of the TTIP negotiations was posted .
2 Oct. 2015 Vicki Birchfield‘s working paper, “Negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Comparing U.S. and EU Motivations, Oppositions and Public Opinion.” Working Paper GTJMCE 2015-2 published.
29 Sep. 2015 Alasdair Young participated in a ‘TTIP Experts Roundtable’ for U.S. government officials organized by CENTRA Technology.
June 2015 Alasdair Young‘s article “The Distinctive Politics of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations,” published in the EU Political Economy Bulletin.
18 May 2015 Alasdair Young gave an invited talk on the ‘Distinctive Politics of TTIP’ at the U.S. Department of State on to twenty foreign-service officers.
21 Apr. 2015 Alasdair Young participated in a World Affairs Council Roundtable Discussion on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with EU Ambassador David O’Sullivan
27 Mar. 2015 Alasdair Young participated in a US Commercial Service Roundtable Discussion on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
17 Mar. 2015 Alasdair Young gave an invited talk (via video link) on ‘The 21st Century Politics of TTIP,’ to the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at University of Dundee.
5-7 Mar. 2015 Alasdair Young presented a paper on “TTIP as 21st Century Trade Politics,” at the European Union Studies Association Conference in Boston.
26 Jan. 2015 Alasdair Young gave an invited talk on “Agriculture: Still a stumbling block?” to the “Convergence and Divergence in Mega-Regional Trade and Investment Agreements” Workshop, American University.
7 Mar. 2014 EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht spoke about The transatlantic trade and investment partnership: potential benefits for Georgia and the Southeast. The talk was organized with the World Affairs Council, the EU Delegation in Washington, DC and the Greek Consulate of Atlanta.
20 Feb. 2014 Alasdair Young spoke on ‘The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,’ Atlanta Council on International Relations.
7 Nov. 2013 Alasdair Young spoke on ‘The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,’ at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, 7 November 2013.
25 Oct. 2013 Alasdair Young participated in a Roundtable on “The transatlantic trade and investment partnership: Impacts on the US Southeast.” France-Atlanta at the Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter.