Measuring International Trade in Services

Robert E. Lipsey

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:
Measuring International Trade in Services

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This chapter discusses issues concerning the measurement of trade in services. It analyzes the size of exports and imports of service, and their composition, by type of service. This chapter also evaluates how fast the growth in service exports and imports has been, relative to trade in goods and to the production of services. It also suggests that the problems in the measurement of service exports and imports are caused by the ambiguities in defining the location of service production, particularly service production based on intangible and financial assets.

Keywords: trade; exports; imports; service exports; service production; intangible assets; financial assets

Chapter.  19026 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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