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Regionalism in services : a study of ASEAN (English)

Can regionalism do what multilateralism has so far failed to do—promote greater openness of services markets? Although previous research has pointed to the wider and deeper legal commitments under regional agreements as proof that it can, no previous study has assessed the impact of such agreements on applied policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7498 NOV 17, 2015

Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya

ASEAN services integration report : a joint report by the ASEAN Secretariat and the World Bank (English)

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) brings together ten countries with over 620 million people and a combined gross domestic product of more than USD 2.5 trillion. ... See More +

Working Paper 100637 JAN 01, 2015

Ahsan,Ahmad; Mattoo,Aaditya; Gootiiz,Batshur; Saez,Juan Sebastian; Molineuvo, Martin; Walkenhorst,Peter

Guide to the services trade restrictions database (English)

A new Services Trade Restrictions Database collects and makes publicly available information on services trade policy assembled in a comparable manner across 103 countries, five sectors (telecommunications, finance, transportation, retail and professional services) and the key modes of service supply. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6108 JUN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya

Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)

Surprisingly little is known about policies that affect international trade in services. Previous analyses have focused on policy commitments made by countries in international agreements but these commitments do not in many cases reflect actual policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6109 JUN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya

Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)

A new cross-country database on services policy reveals a perverse pattern: many landlocked countries restrict trade in the very services that connect them with the rest of the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5942 JAN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Grover, Arti; Mattoo, Aaditya

Unfinished Business? The WTOs Doha Agenda (English)

This book examines the state and the fate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The volume has three key objectives: to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the implications of what is currently on the table; to examine controversial areas where further progress might be made; and to identify lessons that might be of use for future negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65456 NOV 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Mattoo, Aaditya; Winkler, Deborah; Laborde, David; Blandford, David; Josling, Tim; Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Bouët, Antoine; Grant, Jason; Meilke, Karl; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Wilson, John S.; Hoekman, Bernard; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Anderson, Kym; Nelgen, Signe; Brown, Chad P.; Prusa, Thomas J.; Subramanian, Arvind

Services in Doha : whats on the table ? (English)

Services trade reform matters, but what is Doha doing about it? It has been hard to judge, because of the opaqueness of services policies and the opaqueness of the request-offer negotiating process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4903 APR 01, 2009

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya