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A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Regional Specialization Patterns across EU Regions

  • 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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    Article provided by Southern Regional Science Association in its journal Review of Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 324-61

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    Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:36:y:2006:i:3:p:324-61
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    1. Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan & Bent E. Sørensen & Oved Yosha, 1999. "Risk Sharing and Industrial Specialization: Regional and International Evidence," Working Papers 99-16, Brown University, Department of Economics.
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    4. Krieger-Boden, Christiane, 1999. "Nationale und regionale Spezialisierungsmuster im europäischen Integrationsprozeß," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 2294, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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