Will the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Live Up to Its Promise?

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Will the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Live Up to Its Promise?

Monday, October 12, 2015

8:30AM – 5:30PM

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations were launched to great fanfare in mid-2013 with the pronouncement that a comprehensive deal would be reached by the end of 2014 on a “single tank of gas.” But after more than two years and 10 rounds of negotiations, an agreement is nowhere in sight and substantive differences remain between the parties. Despite a retreat from the original level of ambition, skepticism is mounting on both sides of the Atlantic that a deal will be reached anytime soon. What are the prospects for fulfilling the promise of a comprehensive trade and investment deal between the United States and the European Union? What exactly is under negotiation, and what is the strategy for advancing those negotiations? Would it make sense to exclude sacred-cow issues that will only bog down the negotiations? Is it wise to continue pursuing a single comprehensive deal for all issues on the table, or is it better to aim for a sequence of smaller agreements? Should a deal include other closely integrated countries, such as Canada, Mexico, and Turkey? How will TTIP affect the multilateral trading system, relations with the BRICS countries, and prospects for developing countries?

Those and many other questions will be addressed through panel presentations, roundtable discussions, and debates by more than 30 trade experts from around the world at a conference hosted by the Cato Institute.

For full schedule and a list of speakers, please click here.

REGISTER  or Watch online Oct 12

Zoning Rules! The Economics of Land Use Regulation

Book Forum

Thursday, October 15, 2015
11:00AM – 12:30PM

Featuring the author William Fischel, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College; with comments by Matt Yglesias, Executive Editor, Vox Media; and Robert Dietz, Vice President, Tax and Market Analysis, National Association of Home Builders. Moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

Zoning has shaped American cities since 1916, when New York City adopted the first comprehensive or

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