The Influence of Services Trade Liberalization on Service Flows and Industry Productivity in CIS Countries and Russia

Economic Education and Research Consortium Working Paper No. E12/05E

34 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2012

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Alexander Knobel

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy; Russian Presidential Academy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Institute of Applied Economic Studies

Date Written: July 23, 2012

Abstract

This paper estimates the influence of the service sector's liberalization on service flows in transition economies and on productivity of the Russian industry that uses these services as intermediate consumption. Empirical analysis of the international statistics shows that service trade between CIS and OECD countries is strongly underestimated and could grow 2.5-3 fold due to liberalization.

Keywords: import volumes, services, trade liberalization, gravity model, panel data, labor productivity

JEL Classification: C23, F12, F14, O14

Suggested Citation

Knobel, Alexander, The Influence of Services Trade Liberalization on Service Flows and Industry Productivity in CIS Countries and Russia (July 23, 2012). Economic Education and Research Consortium Working Paper No. E12/05E. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2115383

Alexander Knobel (Contact Author)

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy ( email )

3-5 Gazetny Lane
Moscow, 125009
Russia

Russian Presidential Academy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Institute of Applied Economic Studies ( email )

Vernadsky Ave. 82
Moscow, 119571
Russia

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