Improved Measures of U.S. International Services

Maria Borga

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:
Improved Measures of U.S. International Services

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This chapter focuses on the data on trade in services in the U.S. published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and on efforts to improve that information. It provides an update on the BEA's efforts to improve its data on and measures of U.S. international sales and purchases of services, particularly insurance services, wholesale and retail trade services, and financial services. This chapter highlights the need for the BEA to provide greater detail in affiliate trade in services and to improve the quality of travel estimates.

Keywords: services; Bureau of Economic Analysis; international sales; purchases; insurance services; wholesale trade services; retail trade services; financial services; travel estimates

Chapter.  13690 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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