Moving People to Deliver Services: Labor Mobility and the Wto (World Bank Publication)
Aaditya Mattoo, Antonia CarzanigaISBN: 082135406X;
The World Trade Organization now confronts an issue that lies at the interface of two major world challenges: trade liberalization and international migration. This book breaks new ground by examining the economic, legal, and political implications of the "temporary movement of individual service suppliers" currently being negotiated under the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Conditions in many developed economies--ranging from aging populations to shortages of skilled labor--suggest that this may be a propitious time to put labor mobility squarely on the negotiating agenda. Yet a limited awareness of how GATS can be used to foster services trade liberalization combined with concerns about the potential for social disruption in host countries and the risk of "brain drain" in poor countries have frustrated efforts to reach a consensus. Moving People to Deliver Services brings together contributions from service providers, regulators (including ministries of...
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