Analysis, commentary and modeling on trade policy options for the Asia-Pacific region, based on research by Peter A. PetriMichael G. PlummerFan Zhai and other scholars.

Recent entries examine the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreements, including enlargements that would include other economies. Earlier entries examined the Trans-Pacific Partnership and variants.   

Results are derived with a simulation model built in 2012 and updated in 2016. (This model is available on the Peterson Institute website.) We gratefully acknowledge support from the East-West Center, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Asia-Pacific Center of the Brandeis International Business School, and for specific projects from The World Bank and UNDP. 

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