International Trade in Services: Evidence from Danish Micro Data

Vibeke Borchsenius*, Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, Jakob Roland Munch, Jan Rose Skaksen

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International trade in services is a growing phenomenon, but data in this area trail far behind those for international trade in goods. This is partly due to the fact that trade in services is less tangible and more diversified than trade in goods. This article exploits unique Danish micro data from different sources to construct a detailed picture of which services are currently exported from Denmark. Furthermore, we compare those services that are currently exported to those that are potentially tradable. This comparison provides an indication of the unexploited potential for export of services, and hence also indicates where different »barriers« (such as trade costs, trade restrictions and in practice also differences in demand) to international trade in services currently exist.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNationaløkonomisk tidsskrift
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)86-107
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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