Legal and Economic Issues in Completing the EU Internal Market for Services: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

25 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2009

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Harald Badinger

Vienna University of Economics and Business

NIKLAS MAYDELL

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

We investigate, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the legal and economic consequences of the EU Services Directive, which was adopted in a revised version on 12 December 2006. Studies on the effect of its original version point to moderate macroeconomic effects. Compared with its initial version, the directive has undergone substantial changes, which have eliminated many core elements that would have triggered additional liberalization in services markets. As a result, the Services Directive has moved away from its economic motivation and is likely to miss its aim of completing the EU internal market for services.

Suggested Citation

Badinger, Harald and MAYDELL, NIKLAS, Legal and Economic Issues in Completing the EU Internal Market for Services: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 47, Issue 4, pp. 693-717, September 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1486398 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2009.02001.x

Harald Badinger (Contact Author)

Vienna University of Economics and Business ( email )

Department of Economics
Althanstrasse 39-45
Vienna, 1090
Austria

NIKLAS MAYDELL

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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