Program: Trade

Services Policy Reform and Manufacturing Employment: Evidence from Transition Economies

, and | 13 September 2017
Trade, Working Papers | Tags: Employment, Services Trade
Policy reforms targeting the services sectors are a neglected dimension of the process of structural transformation and economic development. The effects of such reforms on employment across industries as a function of their use of services as intermediate inputs are theoretically ambiguous and remain largely ... continue reading

Trade Policy 2020

27 October 2017
Conferences, Trade | Tags: Agricultural Trade, Investment Agreements, Services Trade
Global trade is at a crossroads. Liberal tenets of past decades are increasingly being challenged by critical voices, casting doubts over the benefits of further international trade liberalization. The belief in global trade as a driver for economic wellbeing has taken a serious hit - ... continue reading

Foreign Trade Barriers and Jobs in Global Supply Chains

and | 27 June 2017
Trade, Working Papers | Tags: Employment, Services Trade
This paper studies the impact of foreign barriers to goods and services trade on domestic jobs that are directly or indirectly related to affected trade flows. ... continue reading

The Impact of Service and Goods Offshoring on Employment: Firm-Level Evidence

, and | 29 May 2017
Trade, Working Papers | Tags: Employment, Services Trade
Advances in communication technology have led to a remarkable increase in the tradability of services, resulting in a substantial increase in offshoring of services over the last two decades. Research investigating how this surge in service offshoring affects employment, has been largely hampered by the ... continue reading

The Effects of Exporting on Labour Productivity: Evidence from German Firms

| 24 March 2017
Trade, Working Papers | Tags: Employment, Productivity, Services Trade
We revisit the "self-selection vs. learning-by-exporting (LBE)" debate with new evidence on a large panel of German firms of all economic sectors up to the 3-digit NACE level, between 1993-2014, and shed new light on the channels that foster export-induced productivity gains. ... continue reading