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Specialisation Et Productivites Des Regions Europeennes


  • Guillaume GAULIER



This article attempts to analyze the structural changes in regional European spaces. It focuses on sectoral specialization and the concentration of activities. A generalized shift-share analysis is implemented in order to evaluate the impact of specialization on the convergence of regional productivity patterns. It is shown that there has been an increase in industrial concentration over the past two decades, whereas there has been a dispersion of the resources in Research and Development. Specialization has slightly favored a productivity catch-up of laggard regions.

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  • Guillaume GAULIER, 2003. "Specialisation Et Productivites Des Regions Europeennes," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 17, pages 161-180.
  • Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:17:y:2003:p:161-180

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    1. Hugues JENNEQUIN & Isabelle RABAUD, 2006. "Location of services industries in MENA countries, in EU and NMS: a comparative analysis?," LEO Working Papers / DR LEO 1161, Orleans Economics Laboratory / Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orleans (LEO), University of Orleans.

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    JEL classification:

    • 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)


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