Services Trade in East Asia

Shujiro Urata and Kozo Kiyota

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780226386775
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226386782 | DOI:
Services Trade in East Asia

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This chapter analyzes the services industry in East Asia measured in terms of balance-of-payment statistics. It presents a regression analysis of factor inputs in services trade and the result reveals that the explanatory power of the Heckscher-Ohlin theorem on the patterns of service trade is quite limited. This may be due to the presence of restrictions and barriers and intraindustry trade due to product differentiation. This chapter also compares embodied services trade and disembodied services trade in different East Asian countries.

Keywords: services industry; East Asia; balance-of-payment; factor inputs; Heckscher-Ohlin theorem; intraindustry trade; embodied services trade; disembodied services trade

Chapter.  16930 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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