The Impact of Policy Measures on Trade in Services in Latin America and the Caribbean



Danielle Trachtenberg | Inter-American Development Bank

This paper uses data on policy measures affecting services operation and trade to document and estimate the impact of different types of policy measures on services exports and imports, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. It finds that market – entry measures are important to both total services exports and imports in the region and bilateral trade flows with the United States, while measures relating to the operation of service providers are important for bilateral trade flows with the United States.


Danielle Trachtenberg is a trade economist in the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) where she works on empirical policy-relevant research, including an econometric analysis of the employment impacts of NAFTA in Mexico.

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