Topics handled by WTO committees and agreements
Issues covered by the WTO’s committees and agreements

Staff working papers on services

The papers listed below are working papers, and hence they usually represent research in progress. They reflect the opinions of individual staff members, and are the product of professional research. Such research may be conducted in the preparation of Secretariat reports, studies, or informational material for WTO members. These papers are circulated for discussion and comment because critical review of professional research is important to skills maintenance and professional development of Secretariat staff.

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ERSD-2014-21 The Relationship between Services Trade and Government Procurement Commitments: Insights from Relevant WTO Agreements and Recent RTAs
Robert D. Anderson, Claudia Locatelli, Anna Caroline Müller, and Philippe Pelletier
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ERSD-2013-11 The Tisa Initiative: An Overview of Market Access Issues
Juan A. Marchetti and Martin Roy

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ERSD-2013-08 How to Design Trade Agreements in Services: Top Down or Bottom Up?
Rudolf Adlung and Hamid Mamdouh

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ERSD-2012-16 Is there Reciprocity in Preferential Trade Agreements on Services?
Juan Marchetti, Martin Roy, Laura Zoratto

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ERSD-2011-18 Services Commitments in Preferential Trade Agreements: An Expanded Dataset
Martin Roy

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Endowments, Power, and Democracy: Political Economy of Multilateral Commitments on Trade in Services
Martin Roy
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Services Liberalization from a WTO/GATS Perspective: In Search of Volunteers
Rudolf Adlung
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Liberalization of Air Transport Services and Passenger Traffic
Roberta Piermartini and Linda Rousová
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Measuring GATS Mode 4 Trade Flows
Joscelyn Magdeleine and Andreas Maurer
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LDC Poverty Alleviation and the Doha Development Agenda: Is Tourism being Neglected?
Dale Honeck
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Foreign Banking: Do Countries’ WTO Commitments Match Actual Practices?
James R. Barth, Juan A. Marchetti, Daniel E. Nolle and Wanvimol Sawangngoenyuang
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Determining "likeness" under the GATS: Squaring the circle?
Mireille Cossy
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Services liberalization in the new generation of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs):
How much further than the GATS?
Martin Roy, Juan Marchetti, Hoe Lim
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Public Services and the GATS
Rolf Adlung
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Turning hills into mountains? Current commitments under the GATS and prospects for change
Rudolf Adlung and Martin Roy
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Developing countries in the WTO services negotiations
Juan A. Marchetti
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The GATS turns ten: A Preliminary Stocktaking
Rudolf Adlung
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