eBook Priorities And Pathways In Services Reform: Part I: Quantitative Studies, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814447730
  • ISBN-13: 9789814447737
  • DDC: 338.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 396 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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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 - financial, infrastructure and social - 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 - 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 - Political Economy furthers the conversation by analyzing what it takes for a reform to succeed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
1: Measuring and Modelling Regulatory Restrictions in Services.
2: Impact of Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Insurance Services.
3: Impact of Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Banking Services.
4: Regulatory Restrictions in Logistics Services.
5: Impact of Air and Maritime Restrictions on International Transport Margins.
6: Restructuring and Productivity in Rail Transport.
7: Sectoral Impacts of Reforms in Electricity and Gas Markets.
8: Impact of Trade Barriers on the Productivity of Higher Education Institutions.
9: Barriers to Trade in Healthcare Services in ASEAN Countries.
10: Assessing Services Reform.