jeffrey sachs

jeffrey sachs

Congressional International Trade Forum on 9-10-14 feat. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

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As the Office of the United States Trade Representative rushes to finalize a new 12 nation trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Congressman George Miller held an International Trade Forum on 9-10-14. The forum addressed the legacy of past multinational free trade agreements in the U.S., as well as the potential effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that the Obama Administration is currently rushing to finalize. It featured a keynote address by world renowned economics professor Jeffrey Sachs, and was followed by two panels of expert analysts discussing the agreement’s impact on jobs, wages, income inequality, domestic businesses, product prices, and consumer safety. Panelists included: • Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and former chief economic advisor to Vice President Biden • Janet Mills, State of Maine Attorney General • Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO • KJ Hertz, Senior Legislative Representative, AARP • Debbie Barker, International Programs Director, Center for Food Safety