Priorities and pathways in services reform [electronic resource] : part 1 - quantitative studies / Philippa Dee, editor.

Singapore : World Scientific, 2013.
World Scientific Studies in International Economics
World scientific studies in international economics ; 23
1 online resource (396 p.)
Service industries.
Trade regulation.
Electronic books.
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 t
Preface; Contents; Contributors; List of Tables; List of Figures; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Measuring and Modelling Regulatory Restrictions in Services Philippa Dee; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The Nature of Services Trade Barriers; 1.3 Measurement Methodology; Services trade barriers and domestic regulation; 1.4 Critiques of First-Generation Studies; Sins of omission; Sins of commission; 1.5 Second-Generation Studies; 1.6 Priorities for Services Reform; Chapter 2 Impact of Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Insurance Services Philippa Dee and Huong Dinh; 2.1 Introduction
2.2 The Rationale for Regulating Insurance Services2.3 Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Insurance Services; Prevalence of restrictions; Extent of discrimination against foreign suppliers; Extent of reform over time; 2.4 Estimating the Effects of Trade Barriers on Insurers' Economic Performance; Data; Model specification; Estimation technique; 2.5 Estimation Results; 2.6 Impact Analysis; 2.7 Conclusion; Chapter 3 Impact of Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Banking Services Huong Dinh; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Scope of Trade Liberalization in Banking; The indexing technique
Extent of restrictionsExtend of reform over time; 3.3 The Sectoral Effects of Trade Liberalization in Banking; Measures of bank characteristics; Estimation technique; Econometric results; 3.4 Impact Analysis for 36 Countries; The productivity equivalents of trade barriers in banking services; The tax equivalents of trade barriers in banking services; 3.5 Conclusion; Chapter 4 Regulatory Restrictions in Logistics Services Claire Hollweg and Marn-Heong Wong; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Types of Restrictions; 4.3 Index Methodology; 4.4 Results for ASEAN+6 Economies
Correlation with World Bank Logistics Performance Index4.5 Recent Logistics Sector Reforms; Indonesia5; Thailand7; 4.6 Conclusion; Chapter 5 Impact of Air and Maritime Restrictions on International Transport Margins Patricia Sourdin; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Data Description; 5.3 Determinants of Transport Costs; 5.4 Estimating a Model of Transport Costs; Estimating framework; Results; 5.5 Conclusion; Chapter 6 Restructuring and Productivity in Rail Transport Pedro Cantos, José M. Pastor and Lorenzo Serrano; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Restructuring Measures for the Rail Industry
The degree of vertical separationPromotion of competition (horizontal dimension); 6.3 Literature Review; 6.4 Methodology and Data; 6.5 Results; 6.6 Conclusion; Chapter 7 Sectoral Impacts of Reforms in Electricity and Gas Markets Philippa Dee; 7.1 Key Features of Electricity and Gas Markets; Electricity markets; Gas markets; 7.2 The State of Play in APEC Economies; APEC electricity markets; APEC gas markets; 7.3 The Gains from Reform - Evidence to Date; Qualitative evidence; Empirical evidence; 7.4 New Evidence on the Gains from Reform in Electricity and Gas Markets
Analysis of electricity markets
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Dee, Philippa S.
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