TPP Membership Locks In Peru’s Trade-Based Development Strategy

Street vendors begin their workday, Villa Maria del Triunfo, Peru, Oct. 6, 2015 (AP photo by Rodrigo Abd).
Street vendors begin their workday, Villa Maria del Triunfo, Peru, Oct. 6, 2015 (AP photo by Rodrigo Abd).
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Editor’s note: This is the final article in WPR’s ongoing series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the potential impact on members’ economies.. Peru’s recently elected president, Pablo Kuczynski, is a supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and ratification of the deal by Peru’s Congress is likely in the near future. In an email interview, Alan Fairlie, a professor of economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, discussed the benefits and drawbacks of TPP membership for Peru. WPR: What are the expected economic benefits and potential downsides for Peru from the TPP, and who are the expected “winners” and “losers”? […]

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