Evolving Geographical Specialisation of European Manufacturing Industries
AbstractThis paper analyses the geographical specialisation of 32 manufacturing sectors over the 1972-1996 period, based on annual employment and export data for 13 European countries. Specialisation has increased continuously over the sample period in employment terms, while remaining roughly unchanged in export terms. On average, increases in specialisation were stronger prior to the launch of the Single Market than afterwards. The sectors most sensitive to the Single Market, however, showed an acceleration in specialisation after 1986. There is also evidence that low-tech industries are the most strongly specialised, and that centre-periphery gradients across countries are losing importance for industrial location in the EU.
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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2000
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industrial specialisation; European Single Market;
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- R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
- O52 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
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