Global trade in services : fear, facts, and offshoring /

The service sector is large and growing. Additionally, international trade in services is growing rapidly. Yet there is a dearth of empirical research on the size, scope and potential impact of services trade. The underlying source of this gap is well-known-official statistics on the service sector...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Jensen, J. Bradford.
Format: eBook
Published: Washington, DC : Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2011.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Some basic facts about the service sector and service trade
  • A new approach to identifying tradable services
  • Characteristics of workers in tradable service industries
  • Comparative advantage : lessons from manufacturing
  • Comparative advantage : prospects for the service sector
  • Impediments to trade in services
  • Labor market impact of increased service trade
  • Trade services across US regions : opportunities and vulnerabilities.