Shape of a US-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Richard Baldwin
At first sight, a free trade agreement (FTA) between Switzerland and the United States seems implausible, but this important new study concludes that an FTA between the two countries would be highly worthwhile to both. As leading advocates of market capitalism, Switzerland and the United States are well situated to conclude an FTA that breaks new ground in dismantling barriers. The study finds that the annual GDP gains to each partner from expanded trade could be on the order of $1.1 billion.
Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow since 1992, was formerly the Maurice Greenberg Chair and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (1996–98), the Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Finance Diplomacy at Georgetown University (1985–92), senior fellow at the Institute (1981–85), deputy director of the International Law Institute at Georgetown University (1979–81); deputy assistant secretary for international trade and investment policy of the US Treasury (1977–79); and director of the international tax staff at the Treasury (1974–76).
Richard Edward Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva since 1991, Visiting Research Professor at the University of Oxford from 2012, Director of Centre of Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London since 2014. He is Senior Editor of Economic Policy since 2014 Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VoxEU.org since March 2006.