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Research Handbook on Trade in Services

Edited by: Pierre Sauve, Martin Roy

ISBN13: 9781783478057
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £180.00

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This Research Handbook explores the latest frontiers in services trade by drawing on insights from empirical economics, law and global political economy.

The world’s foremost experts take stock of the learning done to date in services trade, explore policy questions bedeviling analysts and direct attention to a host of issues, old and new, confronting those interested in the service economy and its rising salience in cross-border exchange.

The Research Handbook’s 22 chapters shed analytical light on a subject matter whose substantive remit continues to be shaped by rapid evolutions in technology, data gathering, market structures, consumer preferences, approaches to regulation and ongoing shifts in the frontier between the market and the state. Expert contributors explore the subject through a multidisciplinary lens, offering a comprehensive overview of lessons learned over two decades of GATS jurisprudence.

The book further chronicles the rising stakes and involvement of developing countries in global services trade, notably their growing insertion in global value chains, as well as the latest advances and remaining challenges in the statistical measurement of trade in services.

Academics and experts in the policy research community will find value in this book, as will officials in governmental and international organization circles as well as representatives of service sector industry associations.

International Trade
Introduction and Overview
Pierre Sauvé and Martin Roy

1. Charting the Evolving Landscape of Services Trade: Recent Patterns of Protection and Liberalization
Martin Roy
2. Measuring Trade in Services in a World of Global Value Chains
Andreas Maurer, Joscelyn Magdeleine and Reiner Lanz
3. Trade Costs and Global Value Chains in Services
Sébastien Miroudot and Ben Shepherd
4. Ricardo Does Services: Service Sector Regulation and Comparative Advantage in Goods
Erik Van De Marel
5. Going Beyond the 0/1 Dummy: Estimating the Effect of Heterogeneous Provisions in Services Agreements on Services Trade
Anirudh Shingal
6. Nurturing the Competitiveness of Services Exports: Metrics and Policy Options
Sebastian Saez and Daria Taglioni
7. Services Trade and Regulatory Reform: A Methodology for Developing Countries
Martin Molinuevo and Sebastian Saez

8. Twenty Years of GATS Case Law: Does it Taste Like a Good Wine?
Eric H. Leroux
9. Domestic Regulation and Services Trade: Lessons from Regional and Bilateral Free Trade Agreements
Markus Krajewski
10. A Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement for Services?
Bernard Hoekman and Petros Mavroidis
11. Standardization in Services: New Frontiers in Rule-Making
Panagiotis Delimatsis
12. Services and State-Owned Enterprises
Gary C. Hufbauer and Sherry Stephenson
13. Designing Future-Oriented Multilateral Rules for Digital Trade
Mira Burri
14. Cross-Border Data Flows: What Role for Trade Rules?
Lee Tuthill

15. The Behavioural Dynamics of Positive and Negative Listing in Services Trade Liberalization: A Look at the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Negotiations
Tomer Broude and Shai Moses
16. Demographics and Labour Markets: Implications for Mode 4 Trade
Rupa Chanda
17. The Changing Landscape of Business Services Global Trade and Value Chains: Are Emerging Economies Taking Over?
Andrew Berry, Timon Bohn and Nanno Mulder
18. Opening Services Markets in Developing Countries: What Role for Competition Law?
Joseph Wilson
19. The Services Trade Agreements of Developing Countries
Craig Vangrasstek and Mina Mayakeshi
20. A Trade in Services Waiver for Least Developed Countries : Towards Workable Proposals
Pierre Sauvé and Natasha Ward
21. Services Negotiations: Where have we Been and Where are we Heading?”
Gabriel Gari