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Uncovering Developing Countries’ Performance in Trade in Services

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  • Saez, Sebastian

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    (World Bank)

  • Grover, Arti

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    (World Bank)

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    Services play a broad and strategic role in the economy. Trade in services has been expanding rapidly because technological improvements have reduced the cost of cross-border exchange from infinity to virtually zero, thereby allowing for new export activities. Trade in services, particularly business services, has become an element of export diversification for many developing countries. Besides traditional activities such as tourism, activities such as health and information and communication services are among the most successful services exports. This note focuses on the determinants of trade in services for developing countries.

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    Article provided by The World Bank in its journal Economic Premise.

    Volume (Year): (2010)
    Issue (Month): 39 (November)
    Pages: 1-5

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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:prmecp:ep39

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    Keywords: developing countries; trade; services; exports; imports; business services; export diversification; tourism; health; information; communications;

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    1. Ejaz Ghani & Homi Kharas, 2010. "The Service Revolution," World Bank Other Operational Studies 10187, The World Bank.
    2. Joseph F. Francois & Bernard Hoekman, 2009. "Services Trade and Policy," Economics working papers 2009-03, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
    3. Hoekman, Bernard & Mattoo, Aaditya, 2008. "Services trade and growth," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4461, The World Bank.
    4. Olivier Cattaneo & Michael Engman & Sebastián Sáez & Robert M. Stern, 2010. "International Trade in Services : New Trends and Opportunities for Developing Countries," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2476, January.
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