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Assessing the Benefits to Developing Countries of Liberalization in Services Trade

John Whalley

NBER Working Paper No. 10181
Issued in December 2003
NBER Program(s):   ITI

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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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w10181

Published: 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. citation courtesy of

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