Chapter

Introduction

Marshall Reinsdorf and Matthew Slaughter

in International Trade in Services and Intangibles in the Era of Globalization

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226709598
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226709604 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226709604.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter discusses the contents of this volume which is about the measures of intangibles and trade in services. The chapters in this volume are revised versions of the papers presented at the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth entitled “International Service Flows” held in Bethesda, Maryland on April 28–29, 2006. The specific topics discussed in this volume include the challenges in the measurement of trade in services, the production of services for export by affiliates of multinational corporations (MNCs), and drivers of the patterns of trade in services.

Keywords: services; intangibles; multinational corporations; affiliates

Chapter.  10811 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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