The Impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the Spanish Regions: A Preliminary Analysis (2015:12epa)

There have been several attempts to assess the economic impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, both at the EU-wide level and for some of the EU countries. However, these studies do not pay any attention to the potential impact of the TTIP on the EU regions. This European Policy Analysis sheds light on the potential economic effects of the TTIP at regional level in the case of Spanish regions. The effects of TTIP are going to be small, albeit positive, but not equally distributed among regions. The most developed regions are more likely to benefit than less developed regions, which indicate that regional disparities may increase.

The publication is a part of the SIEPS research project The EU as a global power.

José Villaverde is Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Cantabria and at the University of Limerick. Adolfo Maza is Associate Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Cantabria.