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On the endogeneity of an exogenous OCA-criterion: specialisation and the correlation of regional business cycles in Europe

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  • Ansgar Belke & Jens Heine, 2007. "On the endogeneity of an exogenous OCA-criterion: specialisation and the correlation of regional business cycles in Europe," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 34(1), pages 15-44, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:empiri:v:34:y:2007:i:1:p:15-44 DOI: 10.1007/s10663-006-9017-9
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    1. Ansgar Belke & Jens Heine, 2006. "Specialisation patterns and the synchronicity of regional employment cycles in Europe," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, pages 91-104.
    2. Colin Davis & Alireza Naghavi, 2011. "Offshoring Production: A Simple Model Of Wages, Productivity, And Growth," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 49(2), pages 334-348, April.
    3. Ansgar Belke & Frank Baumgärtner, 2002. "Fiskalische Transfermechanismen und asymmetrische Schocks in Euroland," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 71(3), pages 384-399.
    4. Ansgar Belke & Jennifer Schneider, 2013. "Portfolio choice of financial investors and European business cycle convergence: a panel analysis for EU countries," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, pages 175-196.
    5. Ansgar Belke & Jennifer Schneider, 2013. "Portfolio choice of financial investors and European business cycle convergence: a panel analysis for EU countries," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, pages 175-196.
    6. Cavallo, Antonella & Ribba, Antonio, 2015. "Common macroeconomic shocks and business cycle fluctuations in Euro area countries," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 377-392.

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    Keywords

    Agglomeration; Specialisation; Regional Employment; European Monetary Union; Regional Business Cycles; Synchronicity; E32; F15; R23;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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