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The USITC’s Roundtable on Quantifying the Economic Effects of Trade Agreements: Discussion Summary

Author(s)

Caitlyn Carrico


Abstract

The roundtable on quantifying the economic effects of trade agreements hosted by the U.S. International Trade Commission brought together professionals representing a variety of ideas, perspectives, and expertise. The discussion presented in this summary represents major topics that were covered by speakers at the roundtable. Overarching themes throughout the discussion included the need to ensure that both analytical methods and results are accessible to policymakers and the public as well as the necessity of expanding economic analysis beyond tariffs to incorporate investment and services.