eBook Priorities And Pathways In Services Reform: Part II – Political Economy Studies, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814504696
  • ISBN-13: 9789814504690
  • DDC: 338.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Services markets remain highly regulated and international trade and investment is restricted. Previous works have identified the scope for significant gains from trade, yet those results are often debated and the progress on reform has been slow. Parts I and II in Priorities and Pathways in Services Reform help fill the gap in the research around this debate. Part I - Quantitative Studies contains up-to-date assessment and evaluations of the impact of policy in a range of services markets in different countries (through cross-country modelling of the impacts of a reform program). Part II - Political Economy Studies builds on this to address the understanding of what makes a reform successful, going beyond a quantification of the benefits of reform. This book fills that gap by reporting and reviewing the experience of reform across different sectors and countries. Ten key lessons are identified for successful reform. Readers will find fresh insights into managing complex issues in services reform.You may also be interested in Priorities and Pathways in Services Reform: Part I - Quantitative Studies

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
1: Overview.
2: Telecommunications in Papua New Guinea.
3: Gas in Thailand1.
4: Electricity in Russia.
5: Electricity in Korea.
6: Rail Transport in Chile.
7: Rail Transport in New Zealand.
8: Maritime Transport in Australia and the United States.
9: Road Transport in Thailand.
10: China's Services Policy Reform Before and After the Global Financial Crisis.
11: Services Sector Reforms in India: Update and Challenges.
12: Services Trade Reform in the European Union—the EU Services Directive.