Services trade

Technical Workshop on Trade Barrier Assessment Methodology

 

Introduction

 

The STRI project. Bottom up and top down: two approaches to quantifying barriers to trade in services,  Hildegunn  K. Nordås, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

 

Session I. Mark ups and openness to trade

 

How large are competitive pressures in services markets? Estimation of mark-ups for selected OECD countries, Margit Molnar, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

 

Comments on "How large are competitive pressures in services markets?", by Laszlo Halpern, Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

Session II. The extensive margin and fixed trade costs in services

 

Entry barriers and the extensive margin: estimating trade restrictiveness from trade flows and lack thereof, Hildegunn K. Nordås, Sébastien Miroudot and Rainer Lanz, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

 

Comments on "Entry barriers and the extensive margin: estimating trade restrictiveness from trade flows and lack thereof", by Peter Neary, University of Oxford

 

Session III. Regulation and trade an econometric assessment

 

Direct and indirect channels for regulation to affect trade in services, Margit Molnar, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

 

Comments on " Direct and indirect channels for regulation to affect trade in services", by Joe Francois, University of Linz

 

Session IV. Panel Discussion

 

Towards a TRI in services: a panel discussion, by Joe Francois, University of Linz

 

Trade frictions and trade flows, by Peter Egger, LMU and IFO

 

Evidence on services trade from UK firm level data, by Chiara Criscuolo, CEP and LSE

 

 

 

 

 

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