Impediments to Trade in Services: Measurements and Policy Implications

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In the lead-up to the next multilateral round of trade negotiations on services in 2000, the accurate identificationi and measurement of impediments to services trade and investment will become an issue of great importance. This study will address this issue by providing models for identifying and measuring these impediments.

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1. Introduction, Christopher Findlay and Tony Warren 2. The services sector in output and in international trade, Jong-Soon Kang 3. Price impact measures of impediments to services trade, Malcolm Bosworth, Christopher Findlay, Ray Trewin and Tony Warren 4. Assesing barriers to services sector investment, Leanne Holmes and Alexis Hardin 5. The identification of impediments to trade and investment in telecommunications serivces, Tony Warren 6. The impact on output of of impediments to trade and investment in telecommunications services, Tony Warren 7. A price-impact measure of impediments to trade in telecommunication services, Ray Trewin 8. Modelling the benefits of increasing competition in international air services, Martin Johnson, Tendai Gregan, Geraldine Gentle and Paul Belin 9. Regulatory reform in the maritime industry, Jong-Soon Kang and Christopher Findlay 10. Restrictiveness of international trade in maritime services, Greg McGuire and Michael Schuele 11. Price impact of restrictions on maritime transport services, Jong-Soon Kang 12. Restrictiveness of international trade in banking services, Greg McGuire and Michael Schuele 13. The price impact of restrictions on banking services, Kaleeswaran Kalirajan, Greg McGuire, Duc Nguyen-Hong and Michael Schuele 14. Trade in education services and the impacts of barriers to trade, Stephen Kemp15. Measuring barriers to market access for services: a pilot study on accountancy services, Allesandra Colecchia 16. Issues in the application of CGE models to services trade liberalization, Philippa Dee, Alexis Hardin and Leanne Holmes17. A comparison of existing services trade arrangements within APEC, Sherry Stephenson 18. Services issues in APEC, Christopher Findlay and Tony Warren 19. The WTO agenda: next steps, Richard Snape References Index
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