Services Trade Policy and Sustainable Development

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Matteo Fiorini

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Bernard Hoekman

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Date Written: August 2017

Abstract

The realization of many of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) depends on bolstering the performance of services sectors and improving access to specific services in developing countries. We show that prevailing services trade and investment policies impact on access to services that matter for the realization of a number of SDGs: lower trade restrictiveness is an instrument that can enhance the performance of domestic services sectors. An implication is that pursuit of the SDGs should include a focus on facilitating trade and investment in services.

Keywords: Services; Trade Policy; Sustainable Development Goals

JEL Classification: L8; O10; O24

Suggested Citation

Fiorini, Matteo and Hoekman, Bernard, Services Trade Policy and Sustainable Development (August 2017). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2017/41, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3033851 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3033851

Matteo Fiorini (Contact Author)

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

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Bernard Hoekman

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies ( email )

Fiesole, Tuscany
Italy

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

Villa La Fonte, via delle Fontanelle 18
50016 San Domenico di Fiesole
Florence, Florence 50014
Italy

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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