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Protection and Trade in Services: A Survey

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  • Bernard Hoekman
  • Carlos Braga

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This paper surveys the literature on trade in services, focusing on the policies that are used to restrict such trade, the gains from liberalization, and the institutional mechanisms that have been adopted in the pursuit of liberalization. The paper argues that technological progress and international trade negotiations are likely to keep liberalization of trade in services a high profile policy issue. It also suggests that the research agenda should focus on developing better estimates of the welfare costs of protectionism in the service sector. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Open Economies Review.

Volume (Year): 8 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 285-308

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Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:8:y:1997:i:3:p:285-308

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Keywords: trade in services; protectionism; World Trade Organization; trade negotiations;

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