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Council on Economic Policies CEP, Zurich

November 25-27, 2015
CEP-Workshop "Employment Effects of Services Trade Reform" - Council on Economic Policies
Geneva, Graduate Institute, Switzerland
Guiding Questions: - How did trade policy affect the expansion of services trade and labor market outcomes over the last decades? - Which services sectors are most important for employment generation and how can services trade reform contribute to expanding them? - What are the employment links between manufacturing and service sectors, and how does this interplay affect the domestic impacts of services trade reform on jobs in the respective sectors? - What are the characteristics of workers/firms/jobs in trade-related service industries and what are the implications for the development of human capital and resilience against economic shocks? - What are the employment outcomes of foreign direct investments in the services sector? Do they differ depending on their type (M&A vs. greenfield; market- vs efficiency- seeking FDI)? - In terms of employment benefits, what are the promises (and limits) of unilateral vs. bi- /multilateral liberalization? - What is the impact of services trade reform on female labor participation and youth employment? - What is the employment profile and labor market performance (and impact) of Mode 4 labor supply? [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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