This is a strategic institute program at CMI running from 2001-2003, financed by the Norwegian Research Council. It addresses the impact of GATS on international division of labor, the organization of supply chains, economic growth and technology diffusion. Research aims at quantifying the benefits and costs of such trade liberalization, focusing on service sectors as providers of inputs to all other sectors in the economy. Theoretical research aims at incorporating network economics, time and space in models of trade, investment and growth. Empirical research aims at quantifying costs and benefits in South Africa, Malaysia, Russia, Norway and some of the SADC countries.

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