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Evolution of Regional and Sub-Regional Disparities in Romania – A Sectoral Shift-Share Analysis

  • Chilian, Mihaela Nona

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    (Institute for Economic Forecasting, Bucharest, Romania)

The paper aims to assess the evolution of sectoral development disparities (as regards value-added and employment, for the main sectors of the economy) in the regions and counties of Romania. Using classical shift-share analysis tools, we investigate the extent to which the existing interregional and, especially, intra-regional and inter-county inequalities can be attributed to different factors, such as industry mix, and to regional specific factors. The results reveal a diverse milieu and offer useful insights for both general and specifically targeted policies in the area of regional development.

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Article provided by Institute for Economic Forecasting in its journal Romanian Journal for Economic Forecasting.

Volume (Year): (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 187-204

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Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v::y:2012:i:1:p:187-204
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