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Priorities and Pathways in Services Reform — Part I:Quantitative Studies

Edited by Philippa Dee

in World Scientific Books from World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Abstract: This book presents a state-of-the-art evaluation of the benefits and costs of behind-the-border services reform. It introduces new, second-generation methods for quantifying regulatory barriers and applies those methods to a wide range of services sectors ¡ª financial, infrastructure and social ¡ª in a broad spectrum of countries. It uses advanced modeling techniques to project the sectoral, economy-wide and regional effects of services reforms, as well as highlight their adjustment costs. The empirical results offer fresh guidance to policy-makers, who need better information bases with which to prioritize services reforms and devise pathways to achieving them. The empirical methods provide invaluable tools to academics, researchers and policy advisors, who can use them to further improve those information bases. Priorities and Pathways in Services Reform: Part I ¡ª Quantitative Studies presents new methodological frameworks for assessing and prioritizing services reforms, and provides an up-to-date evaluation of the policy impacts across a range of services markets and countries. Part II ¡ª Political Economy furthers the conversation by analyzing what it takes for a reform to succeed. You may also be interested in Priorities and Pathways in Services Reform: Part II ¡ª Political Economy Studies Contents: Measuring and Modelling Regulatory Restrictions in Services (Philippa Dee) Impact of Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Insurance Services (Philippa Dee and Huong Dinh) Impact of Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Banking Services (Huong Dinh) Regulatory Restrictions in Logistics Services (Claire Hollweg and Marn-Heong Wong) Impact of Air and Maritime Restrictions on International Transport Margins (Patricia Sourdin) Restructuring and Productivity in Rail Transport (Pedro Cantos, Jos¨¦ M Pastor and Lorenzo Serrano) Sectoral Impacts of Reforms in Electricity and Gas Markets (Philippa Dee) Impact of Trade Barriers on the Productivity of Higher Education Institutions (Philippa Dee) Barriers to Trade in Healthcare Services in ASEAN Countries (Philippa Dee) Assessing Services Reform (Philippa Dee) Readership: Applied economics, graduate students, researchers and policy advisors in the areas of structural reform and economic integration. Key Features: It presents state-of-the-art techniques for assessing behind-the-border services reform It brings a number of applications to various services sectors and countries together in one place (for the first time in a long while) It gives fresh insights into priorities for services reform, and how to assess them

Keywords: Services; Structural Reform; Regulatory Reform; Services Trade Reform; Behind-the-Border Reform; Regulatory Restrictions; Regulatory Barriers; Services Trade Barriers; Empirical; Quantitative; Modeling; Insurance; Banking; Finance; Logistics; Air Transport; Maritime Transport; Rail Transport; Telecommunications; Energy; Electricity; Gas; Higher Education; Health; Healthcare; APEC (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L84 P16 P11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
ISBN: 9789814447720
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