International Trade in Services and Intangibles in the Era of Globalization (National Bureau of Economic Research Studies in Income and Wealth)
By: Matthew J. Slaughter (editor), Marshall Reinsdorf (editor)Hardback
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Quantitative measures of international exchange have historically focused on trade in tangible products or capital. However, services have recently become a larger portion of developed economies and international trade, and their role will only increase in the future. In "International Trade in Services and Intangibles in the Era of Globalization", Marshall Reinsdorf and Matthew J. Slaughter examine new and emerging patterns of trade, especially the growing importance of transactions involving services or intangible assets such as intellectual property. A distinguished team of contributors analyzes the challenges involved in measuring trade in intangibles, the comparative advantages enjoyed by U.S. service industries, and the heightened international competition for jobs, capital investment, economic growth, and tax revenue that results from trade in services. This comprehensive volume will be necessary reading for scholars seeking to understand the rapidly changing global economy.
Marshall Reinsdorf is a senior research economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. Matthew J. Slaughter is professor of international economics at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, and a research associate of the NBER.
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