The WTO and Trade in Services

The WTO and Trade in Services

Elgar Research Reviews in Economics

Bernard Hoekman

The past few decades have witnessed a growth in the importance of services in the economy, yet until the 1980s, scholarly literature on the expanding role of trade in services in the world economy remained scarce. This timely research review by a leading analyst in the field brings together seminal works on the WTO and trade in services published in the last twenty-five years. Areas covered in this important review include the determinants and patterns of trade in services, services in regional integration agreements and the GATS.

About this Research Review

Bernard Hoekman

Subjects: economics and finance, international economics, law - academic, international economic law, trade law, business and management, international business

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