Estimation of Tariffs Equivalents in Transportation Services Sector
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In this study I am focusing on the definition of tariff equivalents in the services sector. The contemporary solutions to the problem of quantifying the qualitative attributes of services trade are often limited to a single country or are difficult to reproduce. Basing my work on the solution introduced by Park  Iwill present an empirical study aiming at quantifying the restrictions to international trade of services in a way that enables comparison of outcomes between countries and observation of changes in the restrictiveness level over time. The analysis assumes that restrictiveness level is responsible for the distortions of the empirical trade flows from theoretical expectations. The outcome is a time series of indices describing the restrictiveness level which can be used in further studies using panel data analysis. In this study I will present the indices obtained for the transport services sector.
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