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Joint Kiel Institute-World Bank Workshop on Services

Location:   MC 2-800
Begins:   May 23, 2012 08:30
Ends:   May 23, 2012 18:00
Contact Person:   Anna Regina Rillo Bonfield

Co-organized by the Kiel Institute and the World Bank, the workshop brought together leading researchers in the area of trade in services and will cover new evidence on the patterns of trade in services, the effects of services trade and services reforms on welfare, jobs, and the manufacturing sector. The workshop also included a session on data on service trade flows and service trade policies. The workshop welcomes the participation of World Bank colleagues from operations as well as researchers.

For anyy questions about the workshop, please contact Anna Regina Bonfield at or at (202) 473-1248.


8:30 - 9:00 am


9:00 - 9:15 am

Introductory R
Holger Görg and Aaditya Mattoo

9:15 - 10:45am

Session 1: Patterns of Trade in Services

The Incidence of Geography on Canada’s Services Trade" by James Anderson (joint with Catherine Milot and Toto Yotov) 

The Geographic Scope of Trade: Firm-level Evidence on Similarities Between Goods and Services” by Fergal McCann (joint with Farid Toubal)

10:45 - 11:00am

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30pm

Session 2: Services Reform, Welfare and Jobs

Estimating the Gains from Liberalizing Services Trade: The Case of Passenger Aviation” by David Hummels (joint with Anca Cristea)

A Sorted Tale of Globalization: White Collar Jobs and The Rise of Services Offshoring” by Daniel Trefler (joint with Runjuan Liu)

12:30 - 1:30pm

Lunch break

1:30 - 3:45pm

Session 3: Services Reform and Manufacturing

Services Reform and Manufacturing Performance: Evidence from India” by Beata Javorcik (joint with Jens Arnold, Molly Lipscomb, and Aaditya Mattoo)

The Availability of Business Services and Foreign Direct Investment by French Firms” by Holger Görg (joint with Liza Jabbour) 

Manufacturers and Retailers in the Global Economy” by Horst Raff (joint with Nicolas Schmitt)

3:45 - 4:00pm

Coffee Break

4:00 - 6:00pm

Session 4: Data on Service Trade Flows and Service Trade Policies

Introduction by Bernard Hoekman

Services flows data by Joseph Francois

Firm-level data on services trade by J. Bradford Jensen

Value-added trade: the services dimension by Sebastien Miroudout

Services trade policy data by Ingo Borchert and Aaditya Mattoo

OECD services policy data by Hildegunn Nordås

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