June 28, 2016

01:45:00 PM - 03:15:00 PM

Hosts:
AFL-CIO

Location:
815 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

The rise of the WTO and other trade agreements coincided with the rise of neoliberal economics in the West. What is the relationship between the two? What does the evidence show about the impact of neoliberal trade agreements on jobs, wages, consumer demand, monopoly power, and income inequality? Is the economic modeling used by the U.S. International Trade Commission, a good predictor of outcomes from FTAs? What is the impact of neoliberal trade deals on worker bargaining power? Does Trade Adjustment Assistance adequately compensate those harmed by U.S. trade policy? Are the rules proposed in the TPP, TTIP and TISA the right ones to advance shared prosperity?

Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Thomas Palley, AFL-CIO

Rob Scott, Economic Policy Institute

Joseph Guzman, Michigan State University

Moderator: Thea Lee, AFL-CIO