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The Impact of Structural Policies on Trade-Related Adjustment and the Shift to Services

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  • Per Mathis Kongsrud
  • Isabelle Wanner
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    What policy reforms are most urgently needed to remove obstacles to output and employment growth in service sectors and to enhance economies’ ability to adjust to structural change as a result of changing trade patterns? This paper reviews the impact of the structural policy framework conditions on the development of the service sector and economies' adjustment capacities. The paper builds on and summarises a vast body of previous work and briefly reviews policy recommendations given to countries in various surveillance processes in the OECD. Les effets des politiques structurelles sur l'ajustement relatif aux échanges et au changement dans le secteur de services Quelles sont les réformes les plus urgentes pour remédier aux obstacles à la croissance de la production et de l’emploi dans les services et pour faire en sorte que les économies soient mieux à même de s’ajuster au changement structurel résultant de l’évolution des profils d’échanges? Ce document fait le point sur l'impact de la politique structurelle dans le développement du secteur des services et de la capacité d’ajustement des économies. Il s’appuie sur un grand nombre de travaux antérieurs dont il fait la synthèse et résume brièvement les recommandations formulées à l’intention des pays dans le cadre des divers mécanismes de surveillance à l'OCDE.

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    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Economics Department Working Papers with number 427.

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    Date of creation: 18 Apr 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:427-en

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    Keywords: regulation; structural policy; service sector developments; international trade; labour mobility; développement du secteur des services; commerce international; politique structurelle; réglementation; mobilité du travail;

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    Cited by:
    1. Gloria O. Pasadilla & Christine Marie M. Liao, 2007. "Has Liberalization Strengthened the Link between Services and Manufacturing?," Microeconomics Working Papers 22047, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    2. P. Hiebert & I. Vansteenkiste, 2010. "International trade, technological shocks and spillovers in the labour market: a GVAR analysis of the US manufacturing sector," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(24), pages 3045-3066.

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