Camille Reverdy presented at the Lunchtime Seminar in International Economics

3rdMay 2019, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy in collaboration with the Kiel Centre for Globalization organizes lunchtime seminars aiming at providing a platform for presenting and discussing ongoing research in the area of international economics.

Camille Reverdy presented her research on the export potential in services and the impact of policy measures on explaining these un-seized opportunities. In this paper, Camille calculates the general equilibrium effects of a reduction in barriers to services trade, allowing her to estimate the value trade could reach following this reduction in trade frictions. She finds that an increase in the level of restrictiveness imposed by the importing country by 1% increases the probability to face a trade creation effect by 1.71% and increases the value of trade potential by 1.31% (when focusing only on positive potential values). Accurate comments were provided by the audience.