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Exports' Productivity and Growth across Spanish Regions


  • Asier Minondo


Minondo A. Exports' productivity and growth across Spanish regions, Regional Studies. According to recent studies, countries specialized in goods associated with high productivity levels grow faster than countries specialized in goods associated with low productivity levels. This paper analyses whether that relationship also takes place at the regional level. Using a unique, highly disaggregated, regional trade database, the productivity level associated with Spanish provinces' exports is calculated and whether provinces that latch on more productive exports have achieved higher rates of growth is analysed. The results show that there is also a positive link between exports' productivity and growth at a regional level. [image omitted] Minondo A. La productivite des exportations et la croissance a travers les regions espagnoles, Regional Studies. Selon des etudes recentes, les pays qui se specialisent dans des biens associes a des niveaux de productivite forts se developpent plus vite que ne le font les pays qui se specialisent dans des biens associes a des niveaux de productivite faibles. Cet article cherche a analyser si, oui ou non, ce rapport vaut au niveau regional. A partir d'une base de donnees unique sur le commerce regional tres desagregee, on evalue le niveau de productivite associe aux exportations des regions espagnoles et analyse si, oui ou non, les regions qui exploitent des exportations plus productives ont reussi des taux de croissance plus eleves. Les resultats laissent voir que la productivite des exportations est en correlation etroite aussi avec la croissance sur le plan regional. Espagne Exportations Productivite Croissance Minondo A. Exportproduktivitat und Wachstum verschiedener spanischer Regionen, Regional Studies. Aktuellen Studien zufolge wachsen Lander, die sich auf Guter mit hohem Produktivitatsniveau spezialisiert haben, rascher als Lander, die sich auf Guter mit niedrigem Produktivitatsniveau spezialisiert haben. In diesem Beitrag analysieren wir, ob diese Beziehung auch auf regionaler Ebene zutrifft. Mit Hilfe einer eindeutigen, hochgradig desaggregierten, regionalen Handelsdatenbank berechnen wir das Produktivitatsniveau der Exporte spanischer Provinzen und analysieren, ob Provinzen mit produktiveren Exporten hohere Wachstumsraten verzeichnen. Unsere Ergebnisse lassen darauf schliessen, dass auch auf regionaler Ebene eine Verbindung zwischen Exportproduktivitat und Wachstum besteht. Spanien Exporte Produktivitat Wachstum Minondo A. La productividad de las exportaciones y el crecimiento a traves de las regiones espanolas, Regional Studies. Estudios recientes muestran que los paises especializados en productos asociados a una alta productividad crecen mas rapido que los paises especializados en productos asociados a una baja productividad. En este articulo analizamos si esta relacion tambien se produce a nivel regional. Utilizando una base de datos regional altamente desagregada, calculamos el nivel de productividad asociado a las exportaciones de las provincias espanolas y analizamos si las provincias que se han especializado en productos asociados a una alta productividad han logrado un mayor crecimiento economico. Nuestros resultados muestran que tambien existe una relacion positiva entre la especializacion en productos asociados a una alta productividad y el crecimiento economico a nivel regional. Espana Exportaciones Productividad Crecimiento

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  • Asier Minondo, 2010. "Exports' Productivity and Growth across Spanish Regions," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(5), pages 569-577.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:44:y:2010:i:5:p:569-577
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400902783255

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    1. Jesus Felipe & John McCombie, 2012. "Problems with Regional Production Functions and Estimates of Agglomeration Economies: A Caveat Emptor for Regional Scientists," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_725, Levy Economics Institute.
    2. Mariasole Bann√ö & Diego Giuliani & Enrico Zaninotto, 2014. "Going abroad on regional shoulders: The role of spillovers on the composition of regional exports," DEM Discussion Papers 2014/06, Department of Economics and Management.
    3. José González-Pernía & Iñaki Peña-Legazkue, 2015. "Export-oriented entrepreneurship and regional economic growth," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 45(3), pages 505-522, October.

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