“Services Trade Policies and Economic Integration: New Evidence for Developing Countries”, Bernard M Hoekman and Ben Shepherd (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

This paper provides the first quantitative evidence on the restrictiveness of services policies in 2016 for a sample of developing countries. Shows that the Services Policy Index has strong explanatory power for bilateral trade in services at the sectoral level, as well as for aggregate goods and services trade.

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