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Assessing the Benefits to Developing Countries of Liberalization in Services Trade

  • John Whalley

This paper discusses the potential impacts of services trade liberalization on developing countries and reviews existing quantitative studies. Its purpose is to distill themes from current literature rather than to advocate specific policy changes. The picture emerging is one of valiant attempts to quantify in the presence of formidable analytical and data problems yielding only a clouded image of likely impacts on trade, consumption, production, and welfare.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 10181.

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Date of creation: Dec 2003
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Publication status: published as John Whalley, 2004. "Assessing the Benefits to Developing Countries of Liberalisation in Services Trade," The World Economy, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 27(8), pages 1223-1253, 08.
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:10181
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