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Description - Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region by Takatoshi Ito

In recent years the tremendous growth of the service sector?including international trade in services?has outstripped that of manufacturing in many industrialized nations. As the importance of services has grown, economists have begun to focus on policy issues raised by them and have tried to understand what, if any, differences there are between production and delivery of goods and services.

This volume is the first book-length attempt to analyze trade in services in the Asia-Pacific region. Contributors provide overviews of basic issues involved in studying the service sector; investigate the impact of increasing trade in services on the economies of Taiwan, Korea, and Hong Kong; present detailed analyses of specific service sectors (telecommunications, financial services, international tourism, and accounting); and extend our understanding of trade in services beyond the usual concept (measured in balance of payment statistics) to include indirect services and services undertaken abroad by subsidiaries and affiliates.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226386775
ISBN-10: 0226386775
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 162mm x 33mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Takatoshi Ito

Takatoshi Ito is a professor in the Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and a research associate of the NBER. Anne O. Krueger is First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and a research associate of the NBER. Together they have edited the ten previous volumes in this series.

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