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Mattoo, Aaditya

Works: 295 works in 1,036 publications in 3 languages and 10,677 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Commercial treaties  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HF1385, 382
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Most widely held works by Aaditya Mattoo
Development, trade, and the WTO : a handbook by Bernard M Hoekman( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Developing countries are increasingly confronted with the need to address trade policy related issues in international agreements, most prominently the World Trade Organization (WTO). New WTO negotiations on a broad range of subjects were launched in November 2001. Determining whether and how international trade agreements can support economic development is a major challenge. Stakeholders in developing countries must be informed on the issues and understand how their interests can be pursued through international cooperation. This handbook offers guidance on the design of trade policy reform, surveys key disciplines and the functioning of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and discusses numerous issues and options that confront developing countries in using international cooperation to improve domestic policy and obtain access to export markets. Many of the issues discussed are also relevant in the context of regional integration agreements. Separate sections of the handbook summarize what constitutes sound trade policy; the major aspects of the WTO from a development perspective; policy issues in the area of merchandise trade and the liberalization of international transactions in services; protection of intellectual property rights and economic development; new regulatory subjects that are emerging in the agenda of trade talks; and enhancing participation of developing countries in the global trading system
Moving people to deliver services by Sumanta Chaudhuri( Book )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The World Trade Organization now confronts an issue that lies at the interface of two major world challenges: trade liberalization and international migration. Moving People to Deliver Services breaks new ground by examing 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 labor and justice), researchers, trade negotiators, and the private sector. They provide a broad range of perspectives on the one central question: How can service trade liberalization be accomplished in a way that benefits both home and host countries? The result is a balanced consideration of the issues surrounding WTO labor mobility negotiations at a historically critical juncture."--BOOK JACKET
India and the WTO by Aaditya Mattoo( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is designed to clarify India's interests in the World Trade Organization's Doha Development Agenda and to provide a blueprint for its strategy in multilateral negotiations. The focus is on facilitating domestic and external policy reforms that can serve to bolster India's participation in the multilateral trading system and to enhance the effectiveness of India's trade and related policies in achieving developmental goals
Domestic regulation and service trade liberalization by Pierre Sauvé( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text addresses two central questions: what impact can international trade rules on services have on the exercise of domestic regulatory sovereignty, and how can services negotiations be harnessed to promote and consolidate domestic policy reform across highly diverse sectors?
A handbook of international trade in services by Aaditya Mattoo( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International trade and investment in services are an increasingly important part of global commerce. Advances in information and telecommunication technologies have expanded the scope of services that can be traded cross-border. Many countries now allow foreign investment in newly privatized and competitive markets for key infrastructure services, such as energy, telecommunications, and transport. More and more people are travelling abroad to consume tourism, education, and medical services, and to supply services ranging from construction to software development. In fact, services are the fastest growing components of the global economy, and trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) in services have grown faster than in goods over the past decade and a half. International transactions, however, continue to be impeded by policy barriers, especially to foreign investment and the movement of service-providing individuals. Developing countries in particular are likely to benefit significantly from further domestic liberalization and the elimination of barriers to their exports
Services trade and development : the experience of Zambia by Aaditya Mattoo( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some see trade in services as irrelevant to the development agenda for least developed countries (LDCs). Others see few benefits from past market openings by LDCs. This book debunks both views. It finds that serious imperfections in Zambia's reform of services trade deprived the country of significant benefits and diminished faith in liberalization. What is to be done? Move aggressively and consistently to eliminate barriers to entry and competition. Develop and enforce regulations to deal with market failures. And implement proactive policies to widen the access of firms, farms, and consumers
Does temporary migration have to be permanent? by Mohammad Amin( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The choice between temporary and permanent migration is today central to the design of migration policies. The authors draw a distinction between the two types of migration on the basis of the associated social cost and the dynamics of learning by migrants. They find that unilateral migration policies are globally inefficient because they lead to too much permanent migration and too little temporary and overall migration. Existing international agreements on labor mobility, such as the World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services, have failed to do better because they seek primarily to induce host countries to make commitments to allow entry. Instead, Pareto gains and more liberal migration could be achieved through multilateral agreements that enable host countries to commit to repatriation."--Page 2 of cover
Greenprint : a new approach to cooperation on climate change by Aaditya Mattoo( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beleaguered by mutual recrimination between rich and poor countries, squeezed by the zero-sum arithmetic of a shrinking global carbon budget, and overtaken by shifts in economic and hence bargaining power between these countries, international cooperation on climate change has floundered. Given these three factors --which Arvind Subramanian and Aaditya Mattoo call the "narrative," "adding up," and "new world" problems --the wonder is not the current impasse; it is, rather, the belief that progress might be possible at all. In this book, the authors argue that any chance of progress must address each of these problems in a radically different way. First, the old narrative of recrimination must cede to a narrative based on recognition of common interests. Second, leaders must shift the focus away from emissions cuts to technology generation. Third, the old "cash-for-cuts" approach must be abandoned for one that requires contributions from all countries calibrated in magnitude and form to their current level of development and future prospects
From competition at home to competing abroad : a case study of India's horticulture by Aaditya Mattoo( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"India is a large, low cost agricultural producer. Yet its share in global agriculture exports is insignificant and its domestic market is protected. In global trade negotiations, India's efforts have been directed more towards retaining the right to protect than towards eliminating distortions at home and abroad. The study seeks a solution to this puzzle by examining the horticulture sector, one of the most dynamic segments of Indian agriculture and international trade. It undertakes an integrated analysis of the sector - from farm to retail - based on primary surveys of farmers, agents, and exporters across fifteen different Indian states." "This report will be of interest to policymakers, trade negotiators, trade analysts, aid institutions, NGOs, and readers interested in trade and development. Students, teachers, and researchers in development economics and agriculture will also find it a useful resource."--Jacket
Exporting services : a developing country perspective by Arti Grover Goswami( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past two decades have seen exciting changes with developing countries emerging as exporters of services. Technological developments now make it easier to trade services across borders. But other avenues are being exploited: tourists visit not just to sightsee but also to be treated and educated, service providers move abroad under innovative new schemes, and some developing countries defy traditional notions by investing abroad in services. "Exporting Services: A Developing Country Perspective" takes a brave approach, combining exploratory econometric analysis with detailed case studies of representative countries: Brazil, Chile, the Arab Republic of Egypt, India, Kenya, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Two questions lead the analysis: How did these developing countries succeed in exporting services? What policy mix was successful and what strategies did not deliver the expected results? The analysis evaluates the role of three sets of factors: First, the fundamentals, which include a country's factor endowments, infrastructure, and institutional quality; second, policies affecting trade, investment, and labor mobility in services; and third, proactive policies in services designed to promote exports or investment. The case studies illustrate the complex nature of reforms and policy making in the service sector as well as the benefits of well-implemented reforms. Although success seems to be explained by a set of conditions that are difficult to replicate, common features can also be identified. Several countries have adopted policies to support exports, especially exports of information technology-related services. This resource will be valuable for policy makers, experts, and academics who are engaged in efforts to reform service and investment policies in their own country. -- publisher description
Does Services Liberalization Benefit Manufacturing Firms ? Evidence From The Czech Republic by Jens Matthias Arnold( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While there is considerable empirical evidence on the impact of liberalizing trade in goods, the effects of services liberalization have not been empirically established. Using firm-level data from the Czech Republic for the period 1998-2003, this study examines the link between services sector reforms and the productivity of domestic firms in downstream manufacturing. Several aspects of services reform are considered and measured, namely, the increased presence of foreign providers, privatization, and enhanced competition. The manufacturing-services linkage is measured using information on the degree to which manufacturing firms in a particular industry rely on intermediate inputs from specific services sectors. The econometric results lead to two conclusions. First, the study finds that services policy matters for the productivity of manufacturing firms relying on services inputs. This finding is robust to several econometric specifications, including controlling for unobservable firm heterogeneity and for other aspects of openness. Second, it finds evidence that opening services sectors to foreign providers is a key channel through which services liberalization contributes to improved performance of downstream manufacturing sectors. This finding is robust to instrumenting for the extent of foreign presence in services industries. As most barriers to foreign investment today are not in goods but in services sectors, the findings may strengthen the argument for reform in this area
Unrestricted market access for Sub-Saharan Africa how much is it worth and who pays by Elena Ianchovichina( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European Union, Japan and the United States have recently announced initiatives to improve market access for the poorest countries. How would these initiatives affect Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of the world
Financial services and the World Trade Organization : liberalization commitments of the developing and transition economies by Aaditya Mattoo( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 1999 Financial services negotiations through the World Trade Organization have helped many developing and transition economies develop more stable and transparent policy regimes, and their commitments in no way compromise their ability to pursue sound macroeconomic and regulatory policies. But the Asian and Latin American participants, especially, held back on commitments to financial liberalization. And there was less emphasis on introducing competition by allowing new entry than on allowing (or maintaining) foreign equity participation and protecting the position of incumbents. Mattoo analyzes the results of the financial services negotiations under the World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). He shows that the negotiations have contributed to more stable and transparent policy regimes in many developing and transition economies and that the commitments in no way compromise the countries' ability to pursue sound macroeconomic and regulatory policies. But even though the number of countries that participated in the eventual agreement was impressive, the liberalizing content of commitments was in many cases quite limited. Numerical estimates suggest that in general the African and Eastern European participants made much more liberal commitments than the Asian and Latin American participants. On the whole, the outcome probably reflects how each participant balances the benefit of unilateral commitments against the benefit of retaining bargaining chips for future multisectoral negotiations. Two aspects of the outcome cause concern: There has been less emphasis on introducing competition by allowing new entry than on allowing (or maintaining) foreign equity participation and protecting the position of incumbents. Where it was deemed infeasible to introduce competition immediately, participants have taken little advantage of the GATS to lend credibility to liberalization programs by precommitting to future market access. This paper - a product of Trade, Development Research Group - is part of a larger effort in the group to advance research on trade in services. The author may be contacted at
India and the multilateral trading system after Seattle : toward a proactive role by Aaditya Mattoo( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mattoo and Subramanian argue that india should engage more actively in the multilateral trading system, to help facilitate and consolidate domestic reform and to gain access to export markets for India's goods and services
Can no antitrust policy be better than some antitrust policy? by Aaditya Mattoo( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partial antitrust policy may lead to less competitive market structures than the total absence of such policy. There may sometimes even be a case for the government providing incentives for particular forms of merger
The Contribution of Skilled Immigration And International Graduate Students To U.S. Innovation by Gnanaraj Chellaraj( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of international students and skilled immigration in the United States on innovative activity is estimated using a model of idea generation. In the main specification a system of three equations is estimated, where dependent variables are total patent applications, patents awarded to U.S. universities, and patents awarded to other U.S. entities, each scaled by the domestic labor force. Results indicate that both international graduate students and skilled immigrants have a significant and positive impact on future patent applications, as well as on future patents awarded to university and nonuniversity institutions. The central estimates suggest that a 10 percent increase in the number of foreign graduate students would raise patent applications by 4.7 percent, university patent grants by 5.3 percent, and nonuniversity patent grants by 6.7 percent. Thus, reductions in foreign graduate students from visa restrictions could significantly reduce U.S. innovative activity. Increases in skilled immigration also have a positive, but smaller, impact on patenting
Brain Waste? Educated Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market by Aaditya Mattoo( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors investigate the occupational placement of immigrants in the U.S. labor market using census data. They find striking differences among highly educated immigrants from different countries, even after they control for individuals' age, experience, and level of education. With some exceptions, educated immigrants from Latin American and Eastern European countries are more likely to end up in unskilled jobs than immigrants from Asia and industrial countries. A large part of the variation can be explained by attributes of the country of origin that influence the quality of human capital, such as expenditure on tertiary education and the use of English as a medium of instruction. Performance is adversely affected by military conflict at home which may weaken institutions that create human capital and lower the threshold quality of immigrants. The selection effects of U.S. immigration policy also play an important role in explaining cross-country variation. The observed under-placement of educated migrants might be alleviated if home and host countries cooperate by sharing information on labor market conditions and work toward the recognition of qualifications
The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act and its Rules of Origin generosity undermined? by Arvind Subramanian( )

19 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalizing basic telecommunications : the Asian experience by Carsten Fink( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the move away from traditional public monopolies, most Asian governments are still unwilling to allow unrestricted entry in telecommunications, eliminate limits on private and foreign ownership, and establish strong, independent regulators. But where comprehensive reform has been undertaken (including privatization, competition, and regulation) the availability of main lines, the quality of service, and the productivity of labor are significantly higher
The global trade slowdown : cyclical or structural? by Cristina Constantinescu( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper focuses on the sluggish growth of world trade relative to income growth in recent years. The analysis uses an empirical strategy based on an error correction model to assess whether the global trade slowdown is structural or cyclical. An estimate of the relationship between trade and income in the past four decades reveals that the long-term trade elasticity rose sharply in the 1990s, but declined significantly in the 2000s even before the global financial crisis. These results suggest that trade is growing slowly not only because of slow growth of gross domestic product, but also because of a structural change in the trade-gross domestic product relationship in recent years. The available evidence suggests that the explanation may lie in the slowing pace of international vertical specialization rather than increasing protection or the changing composition of trade and gross domestic product
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Development, trade, and the WTO : a handbook
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Mattoo, A. 1961-

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Moving people to deliver servicesIndia and the WTODomestic regulation and service trade liberalizationA handbook of international trade in servicesServices trade and development : the experience of ZambiaFrom competition at home to competing abroad : a case study of India's horticulture