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Does mutual recognition of qualifications stimulate services trade?: The case of the European Union
OECD, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Paris, France.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5944-3768
2016 (English)In: Applied Economics, ISSN 0003-6846, E-ISSN 1466-4283, Vol. 48, no 20, 1852-1865 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the services trade impact of recognition of professional qualifications using a unique database compiled by the European Commission. It observes that there is large variation in the number of regulated professions across the EU. The number of recognitions is small relative to total employment in regulated professions. Nevertheless, a robust positive relationship between services trade and recognition of qualifications is found. Recognition stimulates two-way trade between the source and the host country, suggesting that arms-length exports as well as cross-border outsourcing take place. Recognitions in health and education professions are most strongly related to services trade.

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Routledge, 2016. Vol. 48, no 20, 1852-1865 p.
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Trade in services; regulated professions; mutual recognition; EU internal market
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-54186DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1109042ISI: 000370356300003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84958173820OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-54186DiVA: diva2:1059578
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2017-01-12Bibliographically approved

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