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International tradability indices for services (English)

This paper uses a theoretically grounded model of international trade to estimate the cross-border tradability of services. The resulting indices cover up to 99 countries and ten sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6712 NOV 01, 2013

van der Marel, Erik; Shepherd, Ben

Can open service sector FDI policy enhance manufacturing productivity? Evidence from Indonesia (English)

Drawing on the findings of recent research, this note examines the extent to which changes to policy restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indonesian service sector affected the performance of downstream manufacturers during 1997-2009. ... See More +

Brief 75321 FEB 01, 2013

Varela, Gonzalo; Duggan, Victor; Rahardja, Sjamsu

CGE modeling of market access in services (English)

This paper examines how the applied multi-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) literature has moved into quantication of the impacts of greater market access for services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6106 JUN 01, 2012

Hoekman, Bernard; Francois, Joseph; Christen, Elisabeth

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

Gootiiz, Batshur; Mattoo, Aaditya; Borchert, Ingo

Services trade liberalization and regulatory reform : re-invigorating international cooperation (English)

Trade and investment in services are inhibited by a range of policy restrictions, but the best offers so far in the Doha negotiations are on average twice as restrictive as actual policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5517 JAN 01, 2011

Hoekman, Bernard; Mattoo, Aaditya

Proposals for WTO reform : a synthesis and assessment (English)

This paper summarizes the major arguments and proposals to reform the modus operandi of the World Trade Organization --including decision-making procedures, negotiating modalities, and dispute settlement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5525 JAN 01, 2011

Hoekman, Bernard

Towards a regional integration of professional services in Southern Africa (English)

Professional services are vital for development in Southern Africa. Accounting, legal and engineering services contribute directly and indirectly to economic growth, including by lowering transactions costs, being key inputs and creating spillovers of knowledge to other sectors. ... See More +

Brief 60111 NOV 01, 2010

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana M.; Mattoo, Aaditya

Reform and regional integration of professional services in East Africa (English)

Professional services matter for development in East Africa. Business services, including professional services, are among the most dynamic services sectors; and are a key input for other sectors. ... See More +

Brief 56746 SEP 01, 2010

Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas; Dihel, Nora

Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa (English)

This note presents the results of extensive information gathering and analysis of these largely unexplored segments of the East African economy. ... See More +

Brief 60023 AUG 01, 2010

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas French

Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa : Reforme et integration regionale des services professionnels en Afrique de l'Est (French)

This note presents the results of extensive information gathering and analysis of these largely unexplored segments of the East African economy. ... See More +

Brief 60023 AUG 01, 2010

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas English

Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements (English)

Services matter for economic growth and development. In most non-oil producing sub-Saharan African countries, the services sector is now the largest part of the economy, and as countries develop, the importance of the services sector tends to rise further. ... See More +

Brief 60103 AUG 01, 2010

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hinkle, Larry; Strychacz, Nicholas French

Trade competitiveness of the Middle East and North Africa : policies for export diversification (English)

International trade was deeply affected by the global financial and economic crisis. Mimicking worldwide trends, imports from and exports to the Middle East and North Africa dropped significantly in 2009. ... See More +

Publication 55199 JUL 01, 2010

Lopez-Calix, Jose R.; Walkenhorst, Peter; Diop, Ndiame;

Trade in services negotiations : a guide for developing countries (English)

The aim of this book is to help policy makers, especially in the least developed countries, address the complexities of the organization, formulation, and implementation of trade-related reforms in the service sector. ... See More +

Publication 55548 JUN 25, 2010

Saez, Sebastian;

International trade in services : new trends and opportunities for developing countries (English)

International trade in services also provides an assessment of how policy makers can further bolster their service industries by leveraging the changes prompted by technological advancements. ... See More +

Publication 55544 JUN 24, 2010

Cattaneo, Olivier; Engman, Michael, Saez, Sebastian; Stern, Robert M.

Financial services and preferential trade agreements : lessons from Latin America (English)

This book deals with financial liberalization issues in the context of trade negotiations. The liberalization of trade and investment in financial services is only a subset of the broader financial liberalization agenda. ... See More +

Policy Note 54897 JUN 09, 2010

Haddad, Mona; Stephanou, Constantinos;

Is protectionism on the rise ? assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008 (English)

To understand the role of trade policies in the crisis of 2008, this paper constructs the overall trade restrictiveness indices for a wide range of countries using their tariff schedules in 2008 and 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5274 APR 01, 2010

Kee, Hiau Looi; Neagu, Cristina; Nicita, Alessandro

Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements : Le commerce des services en Afrique : opportunites et dangers des accords de partenariat economiques (French)

Services matter for economic growth and development. In most non-oil producing sub-Saharan African countries, the services sector is now the largest part of the economy, and as countries develop, the importance of the services sector tends to rise further. ... See More +

Brief 60103 MAR 11, 2010

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hinkle, Larry; Strychacz, Nicholas English

Everything you always wanted to know about wto accession (but were afraid to ask) (English)

In this paper, the authors explore the complex, long, and unique process of accession to the World Trade Organization, with its intertwined economic, legal, and political dimensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5116 NOV 01, 2009

Braga, Carlos A. Primo; Cattaneo, Olivier

How will changes in globalization impact growth in south Asia ? (English)

The current global crisis may change globalization itself, as both developed and developing countries adjust to global imbalances that contributed to the crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5079 OCT 01, 2009

Ghani, Ejaz; Anand, Rahul

Negotiating trade in services : a practical guide for developing countries (English)

Arguments in favor of open services markets are becoming increasingly set forth worldwide. This applies in particular to key enabling sectors such as financial services, telecommunications, and transportation, which contribute centrally to a nation's overall economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 51814 MAY 01, 2009

Haddad, Mona

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International tradability indices for services (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6712 Policy Research Working Paper
Can open service sector FDI policy enhance manufacturing productivity? Evidence from Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75321 Brief
CGE modeling of market access in services (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6106 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy barriers to international trade in services : evidence from a new database (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6109 Policy Research Working Paper
Services trade liberalization and regulatory reform : re-invigorating international cooperation (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5517 Policy Research Working Paper
Proposals for WTO reform : a synthesis and assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5525 Policy Research Working Paper
Towards a regional integration of professional services in Southern Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 60111 Brief
Reform and regional integration of professional services in East Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 56746 Brief
Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 60023 Brief French
Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa : Reforme et integration regionale des services professionnels en Afrique de l'Est (French)
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AUG 01, 2010 60023 Brief English
Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 60103 Brief French
Trade competitiveness of the Middle East and North Africa : policies for export diversification (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 55199 Publication
Trade in services negotiations : a guide for developing countries (English)
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JUN 25, 2010 55548 Publication
International trade in services : new trends and opportunities for developing countries (English)
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JUN 24, 2010 55544 Publication
Financial services and preferential trade agreements : lessons from Latin America (English)
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JUN 09, 2010 54897 Policy Note
Is protectionism on the rise ? assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008 (English)
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APR 01, 2010 WPS5274 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements : Le commerce des services en Afrique : opportunites et dangers des accords de partenariat economiques (French)
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MAR 11, 2010 60103 Brief English
Everything you always wanted to know about wto accession (but were afraid to ask) (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5116 Policy Research Working Paper
How will changes in globalization impact growth in south Asia ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5079 Policy Research Working Paper
Negotiating trade in services : a practical guide for developing countries (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 51814 Working Paper