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Trends in International Trade and FDI in Services: a global database of services trade

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  • Joseph Francois

    () (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

  • Olga Pindyuk

    () (wiiw (Vienna))

  • Julia Woerz

    () (Austrian National Bank (OENB))

Abstract

This paper builds upon an updated database of international trade and FDI in services (Trade in Services Database Ð TSD) to provide an overview of recent trends in volume and modes of trade in services. The database combines, through concordance to a common classification scheme, data from a number of sources on trade and FDI stocks and flows. The re-classification of these data into a broadly comparable BOPS-based classification scheme yields 15 individual service sectors (and 16 sectors for FDI data). The data sources include the OECD, the IMF, Eurostat, and UNCTAD. The time span ranges broadly from 1994-2006, with earlier data available for individual countries. Cross-border trade flows with the world are available for 188 countries, while bilateral data and FDI data are reported by a narrower set of countries. For countries that do not report bilateral trade directly, a partial dataset is included based on mirror flows from reporter countries. On this basis, while only 30 countries report bilateral flows directly, we have at least partial information on bilateral trade flows for 64 countries, and aggregate trade data for up to 188 countries. NOTE the zip archive includes the dataset in STATA9 format, the paper documenting the dataset, and *.do files for producing a mapping to GTAP service sectors and for producing a larger dataset using mirror flows.

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  • Joseph Francois & Olga Pindyuk & Julia Woerz, 2009. "Trends in International Trade and FDI in Services: a global database of services trade," IIDE Discussion Papers 20090802, Institue for International and Development Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:lnz:wpaper:20090802
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    1. Joseph Francois & Bernard Hoekman, 2010. "Services Trade and Policy," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 48(3), pages 642-692, September.
    2. Pedro E. Moncarz, 2010. "Determinantes del comercio de servicios financieros Potencial de exportaciones para los países sudamericanos," Documentos de trabajo 2010019, Banco Central del Uruguay.
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    4. World Bank Group, 2016. "Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz Economy in the Wake of Accession to the Eurasian Customs Union," World Bank Other Operational Studies 24252, The World Bank.
    5. Olga Pindyuk & Leon Podkaminer & Sandor Richter, 2012. "Monthly Report No. 3/2012," wiiw Monthly Reports 2012-03, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.
    6. Alexander Daniltsev & Olga Biryukova, 2015. "Beyond the GATS: Implicit Engines in Services RTAs," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 62(3), pages 321-337, June.
    7. Ivan T. Kandilov & Thomas Grennes, 2010. "The determinants of service exports from Central and Eastern Europe," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 18(4), pages 763-794, October.
    8. Lionel Fontagné & Amélie Guillin & Cristina Mitaritonna, 2011. "Estimations of Tariff Equivalents for the Services Sectors," Working Papers 2011-24, CEPII research center.
    9. Egger, Peter & Larch, Mario & Staub, Kevin E, 2012. "Trade Preferences and Bilateral Trade in Goods and Services: A Structural Approach," CEPR Discussion Papers 9051, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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    Keywords

    Services trade; Services database; TSD; bilateral services trade;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements

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