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Measuring the Cost of Barriers to Trade in Services

Philippa Dee, Kevin Hanslow, and Tien Phamduc

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter evaluates the cost of barriers to trade liberalization in the services industry using a newly developed model that covers both foreign direct investment and portfolio investment. It ... More


Taiwan's Accession into the WTO and Trade in Services: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

Ji Chou, Shiu-Tung Wang, Kun-Ming Chen, and Nai-Fong Kuo

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyzes the economic impact of Taiwan's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) using a general equilibrium model called global trade analysis project (GTAP). It estimates the ... More


Preferential Trade Agreements and the World Trade System: A Multilateralist View

Pravin Krishna

in Globalization in an Age of Crisis: Multilateral Economic Cooperation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226030753
eISBN:
9780226030890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226030890.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

After several decades a reasonable assessment of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) can be made using evidence drawn from a broad sample of experiences. The results are mixed, but there is doubt ... More


Trade Liberalization, Poverty, and Inequality: Evidence from Indian Districts

Petia Topalova

in Globalization and Poverty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317946
eISBN:
9780226318004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318004.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates the impact of trade reform in India on poverty. It suggests that the rural poor gained less from the trade reforms than other income groups or the urban poor. It also ... More


Regionalization of World Trade and Currencies: Economics and Politics

Jeffrey A. Frankel and Shang-Jin Wei

in The Regionalization of the World Economy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226259956
eISBN:
9780226260228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260228.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Drawing on earlier econometric results, this chapter explores the effects that regional economic arrangements concerning currencies have had on bilateral trade. It considers economic welfare effects ... More


Korea's Liberalization of Financial Services Trade

Sang In Hwang, Inseok Shin, and Jungho Yoo

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the benefits, costs and risks of the liberalization of financial services trade based on the experience of Korea. It presents an account of financial liberalization in Korea at ... More


The Private Sector's View of Trade Liberalization in Services: A Hong Kong Perspective

Clement Yuk Pang Wong and Anming Zhang

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the result of a survey of the Hong Kong business community's perceptions on the effects of restrictions on services trade on their economic prospects. The findings reveal that ... More


Liberalization of Trade in Services and Productivity Growth in Korea

Jong-Il Kim and June-Dong Kim

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter investigates the changes in productivity growth rates of Korean service and manufacturing subsectors in relation to the liberalization of trade in services. It describes the case of the ... More


Shaping Future Rules for Trade in Services: Lessons from the GATS

Aaditya Mattoo

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter evaluates the prospects for liberalization of trade in the services industry through the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) based on the experience of countries in East Asia. ... More


Border Delays and Trade Liberalization

Edgar Cudmore and John Whalley

in International Trade in East Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226378961
eISBN:
9780226379005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226379005.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyzes the effects of government-induced border delays on international trade. It explains that customs clearance delays in developing countries are widespread and extremely costly and ... More


The Role of History in Bilateral Trade Flows

Barry Eichengreen and Douglas A. Irwin

in The Regionalization of the World Economy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226259956
eISBN:
9780226260228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260228.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The rise of regionalism continues to pose challenges for specialists in international trade. One classic question is that concerning the aggregate welfare effects of regional trade liberalization. ... More


Introduction

Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This introductory chapter discusses the contents and coverage of this volume, which is about trade in the services sector in the Asia-Pacific region. The papers in this volume were presented at the ... More


The Impact of Trade on Plant Scale, Production-Run Length, and Diversification

John Baldwin and Wulong Gu

in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the effect of trade liberalization resulting from the 1989 Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on the decision of Canadian manufacturers to enter or exit the export market. ... More


Korea's Telecom Services Reform Through Trade Negotiations

Nae-Chan Lee and Han-Young Lie

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the implications and lessons of regulatory reform and trade liberalization in the telecommunications services sector in Korea. It discusses the history of the deregulation ... More


IMF Structural Programs

Morris Goldstein, Timothy F. Geithner, Paul Keating, and Yung Chul Park

in Economic and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241098
eISBN:
9780226241104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241104.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the role of structural policies in International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported adjustment programs on financial crises in emerging market economies. Structural policies are ... More


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