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Bridging the Atlantic: A Trade Effect Assessment of Services Inclusion in a Canada-EU Trade Agreement

Sandberg, Oscar LU (2011) NEKM01 20101
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
The spaghetti bowl of regional trade agreements has been growing rapidly the past two decades. While services trade has often been excluded from these agreements, the recent trend suggests that a shift has occurred and that policy-makers are paying more attention to services trade. As Canada and the European Union (EU) are negotiating a bilateral trade agreement, services sector inclusion is a major component. The purpose of this thesis is to determine what effects a possible trade agreement between Canada and the EU will have on bilateral trade in various services sectors. A gravity model approach is used to investigate the link between trade barriers and services trade. These findings are then related to the expected outcome of the... (More)
The spaghetti bowl of regional trade agreements has been growing rapidly the past two decades. While services trade has often been excluded from these agreements, the recent trend suggests that a shift has occurred and that policy-makers are paying more attention to services trade. As Canada and the European Union (EU) are negotiating a bilateral trade agreement, services sector inclusion is a major component. The purpose of this thesis is to determine what effects a possible trade agreement between Canada and the EU will have on bilateral trade in various services sectors. A gravity model approach is used to investigate the link between trade barriers and services trade. These findings are then related to the expected outcome of the negotiations and sector-specific trade effects are estimated. The results show that trade barriers will decrease relatively more in Canada than in the EU and that Canadian imports of EU services will increase relatively more. The most profound trade effects are found in the telecommunications and the other business services sectors. (Less)
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author
Sandberg, Oscar LU
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course
NEKM01 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Canada, EU, CETA, gravity model, services trade, trade agreement
language
English
id
1963303
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2011-05-18 13:41:44
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@misc{1963303,
  abstract     = {The spaghetti bowl of regional trade agreements has been growing rapidly the past two decades. While services trade has often been excluded from these agreements, the recent trend suggests that a shift has occurred and that policy-makers are paying more attention to services trade. As Canada and the European Union (EU) are negotiating a bilateral trade agreement, services sector inclusion is a major component. The purpose of this thesis is to determine what effects a possible trade agreement between Canada and the EU will have on bilateral trade in various services sectors. A gravity model approach is used to investigate the link between trade barriers and services trade. These findings are then related to the expected outcome of the negotiations and sector-specific trade effects are estimated. The results show that trade barriers will decrease relatively more in Canada than in the EU and that Canadian imports of EU services will increase relatively more. The most profound trade effects are found in the telecommunications and the other business services sectors.},
  author       = {Sandberg, Oscar},
  keyword      = {Canada,EU,CETA,gravity model,services trade,trade agreement},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bridging the Atlantic: A Trade Effect Assessment of Services Inclusion in a Canada-EU Trade Agreement},
  year         = {2011},
}