Attitudes to trade in services

Timeframe: Completed
Project manager: Ulrika Stavlöt

One of the most hotly debated issues in the EU in recent years has concerned trade in services and how it should be regulated. Judging from the public discussion, attitudes are less favourable to imports of services than to traditional imports of goods. In 2009 SIEPS published a research report documenting to what extent attitudes to various types of trade differ and how these attitudes are formed. In 2010 SIEPS plans a follow-up study to analyse how the recent economic decline has affected the attitudes to low-wage competition and free trade.