Cross-border services trade and harmonisation
Evidence from the European architectural sector
This research project analyses to what extent differences in national regulations are actually a barrier to cross-border trade in architectural services in the single market. This question appears to be interesting for two main reasons: Firstly, the comparable low level of cross-border trade in architectural services in the internal market raises the question of causes and possible simplifications. Secondly, other research with a different geographic scope suggests a possible link between less uniform or very restrictive professional regulation and a low volume of cross-border trade in the case of many regulated professions.