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Globalization, Integration and Regional Specialization

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  • Christiane Krieger-Boden

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Globalization and European integration are substantially changing the interregional division of labor in Europe and the industrial specialization of European regions, thereby potentially affecting the extent of disparities between countries and regions. This paper reviews several theoretical approaches relevant for explaining regional specialization in the process of integration (such as the new economic geography, urbanization economics, and the theory of comparative advantages), surveys the empirical evidence for European regions, and outlines an agenda for future empirical research.

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1009.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2000
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1009

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Keywords: Integration; regional specialization; regional income;

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