This website provides research papers, results and data from an ongoing study of trade flows and trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region, with particular attention to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Other regional trade initiatives examined include the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP). The principal researchers are Peter A. Petri, Michael G. Plummer and Fan Zhai.
This website has been significantly updated in early 2016 to reflect a comprehensive update of our international trade model and of our assessments of the TPP agreement. Papers from this work are posted on the “Publications” page, while data, model solutions, and model components are posted on the “Results” and “Data” pages to make the underlying technical information also accessible.
The team gratefully acknowledges the support of the East-West Center, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Asia-Pacific Center of the Brandeis International Business School, and support from the World Bank and the UN Development Program for specific projects related to this work program. Information on this website is generated in our capacity as independent researchers and does not represent the views of any of these institutions.
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