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A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Regional Specialization Patterns across EU Regions

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  • Stirboeck, Claudia

    (Deutsche Bundesbank)

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In this paper, I perform a spatial econometric analysis of the determinants of regional specialization patterns across EU regions. Spatial correlation is evident, but this is due mostly to spatial error autocorrelation. Spatial interaction caused by positive economic interdependencies might be present for a very few labor-intensive sectors, yet it is inconsistent across different spatial weights matrices. No clear, disadvantageous spatial interdependencies of specialization in the periphery or increasing core-periphery tendencies were identified.

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  • Stirboeck, Claudia, 2006. "A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Regional Specialization Patterns across EU Regions," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 36(3), pages 324-361.
  • Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:36:y:2006:i:3:p:324-61
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    1. Edward Nissan & George Carter, 2009. "Specialization of state sectoral employment," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer;Academy of Economics and Finance, vol. 33(2), pages 148-160, April.
    2. Rita De Siano & Marcella D'Uva, 2012. "Italian regional specialization: a spatial analysis," Discussion Papers 7_2012, CRISEI, University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy.

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    Keywords

    EU; Regional; Regions; Spatial;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • R32 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Other Spatial Production and Pricing Analysis

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