IB Times interview Sam Bowman on the benefits of TTIP

Deputy director of the ASI, Sam Bowman, was interviewed by the IB Times on why we should be in favour of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Bowman acknowledged the GDP figures could be "a little bit exaggerated and optimistic" as he expects governments to push for exceptions – as it happened in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – but says the deal could instead bring 0.25% or 0.33% to the EU growth rate.

"0.25% or 0.33% is still a lot of money. 0.5% means an extra £400 in the pockets of every British family"

Watch the full interview and read the associated article here.