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A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Aaditya Mattoo, Robert M. Stern, and Gianni Zanini


This book aims to improve understanding of the economic implications of services trade, liberalization, regulatory reforms, and international negotiations. It discusses the basic economics of services trade, cross-sectoral domestic policy issues, and the international negotiating framework, as well as data sources and measures of services trade barriers. It addresses how services reform — including in banking and the broader financial sector, in health, and in key infrastructure sectors such as telecommunications and transport — can promote efficiency, economic growth, and poverty reduction. T ... More

Keywords: services trade, GATS, services barriers, regulation of services, issues of financial services, telecommunications, transport, infrastructure, health, migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199235216
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aaditya Mattoo, editor
Lead Economist, Development Research Group of the World Bank
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Robert M. Stern, editor
Professor of Economics and Public Policy (Emeritus), University of Michigan
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Gianni Zanini, editor
Lead Economist and WBIPR Trade Program Leader, World Bank Institute

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Part I The Framework of Trade in Services

1 Overview

Aaditya Mattoo and Robert M. Stern

2 The GATS

Rudolf Adlung and Aaditya Mattoo

3 The Basic Economics of Services Trade

Brian Copeland and Aaditya Mattoo

Part II Analyzing Trade in Services

4 Measurring Trade in Services*

Andreas Maurer, Yann Marcus, Joscelyn Magdeleine, and Barbara d'Andrea

6 Regionalism in Services Trade

Aaditya Mattoo and Pierre Sauvé1

Part III Sectoral and Modal Analysis

8 Trade in Infrastructure Services: A Conceptual Framework

Philippa Dee and Christopher Findlay

9 Transport Services

Christopher Findlay

10 Trade in Services Telecommunications

Peter F. Cowhey and Jonathan D. Aronson

11 Trade in Health Services and the GATS

Richard Smith, Chantal Blouin, Nick Drager, and David P. Fidler