Reducing Barriers to Services Trade: The U.S. Case
Leonard N. Stern School of Business Economics Working Paper
35 Pages Posted: 17 May 2007
Date Written: March 13, 2007
Though the U.S. economy is generally open with respect to international trade in services, there are some notable exceptions as well as some more subtle problems. This essay provides a brief primer on trade in services, examines recent world and U.S. data, and highlights the major trade barriers, the opportunities, and the policy dangers that lurk in the current political climate.
Keywords: trade in services, barriers, regulation, GATS
JEL Classification: F13, F14
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