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Regional agreements and trade services - policy issues

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  • Mattoo, Aaditya
  • Fink, Carsten

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Every major regional trade agreement now has a services dimension. Is trade in services so different that there is need to modify the conclusions on preferential agreements pertaining to goods reached so far? The authors first examine the implications of unilateral policy choices in a particular services market. They then explore the economics of international cooperation and identify the circumstances in which a country is more likely to benefit from cooperation in a regional rather than multilateral forum.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 2852.

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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:2852

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Keywords: Health Economics&Finance; Environmental Economics&Policies; Decentralization; Economic Theory&Research; Payment Systems&Infrastructure; Economic Theory&Research; Environmental Economics&Policies; Trade and Services; TF054105-DONOR FUNDED OPERATION ADMINISTRATION FEE INCOME AND EXPENSE ACCOUNT; Trade and Regional Integration;

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Cited by:
  1. Nag, Biswajit & De, Debdeep, 2008. "Services in Regioanl Trade Agreements: Implications for India," MPRA Paper 15871, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Arunanondchai, Jutamas & Fink, Carsten, 2007. "Trade in health services in the ASEAN region," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4147, The World Bank.
  3. Manger, Mark, 2008. "International Investment Agreements and Services Markets: Locking in Market Failure?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(11), pages 2456-2469, November.
  4. Hoekman, Bernard & Messerlin, Patrick, 2002. "Initial conditions and incentives for Arab economic integration : can the European Community's success be emulated?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2921, The World Bank.
  5. Arvind Panagariya, 2004. "India’s Trade Reform: Progress, Impact and Future Strategy:," International Trade 0403004, EconWPA.
  6. Fink, Carsten & Nikomborirak, Deunden, 2007. "Rules of origin in services : a case study of five ASEAN countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4130, The World Bank.
  7. Innwon Park & Soonchan Park, 2011. "Regional Liberalisation of Trade in Services," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 34, pages 725-740, 05.
  8. Maur, Jean-Christophe, 2008. "Regionalism and trade facilitation : a primer," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4464, The World Bank.
  9. Kateřina Joklová, 2009. "Trade in Services and Selected Theories of International Trade: Opening Analysis," Současná Evropa, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2009(1), pages 53-69.
  10. Shingal, Anirudh & Sauvé, Pierre, 2011. "Reflections on the Preferential Liberalization of Services Trade," MPRA Paper 32816, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  11. Daniel Müller-Jentsch, 2005. "Deeper Integration and Trade in Services in the Euro-Mediterranean Region : Southern Dimensions of the European Neighborhood Policy," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7335, January.
  12. Jansen, Marion, 2006. "Services Trade Liberalization at the Regional Level: Does Southern and Eastern Africa Stand to Gain from EPA Negotiations?," CEPR Discussion Papers 5800, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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