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Identifying Revealed Comparative Advantages in an EU Regional Context

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  • Alexander Cordes
  • Birgit Gehrke
  • Christian Rammer
  • Roman Römisch

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    (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw)

  • Paula Schliessler
  • Pia Wassmann

Abstract This study introduces a suitable method to break down national trade data to the regional level. This allows producing trade indicators at the regional level, revealed export advantages in particular. Identifying industries in which a region realises a strong trade specialisation plays a twofold role in industrial and regional policy-making. Firstly, identifying successful structures at the industry-region level helps to improve the understanding of micro- and meso-foundations for competitiveness as well as scope and cases for policy intervention. Secondly, knowledge of the spatial distribution of competitive industries and required location factors is necessary for differentiated perspectives on future economic development and the choice of policy instruments. The study applies descriptive, econometric and case study analysis to identify regional patterns of trade specialisation, as well as region- and industry-specific factors related to success in international markets. Based on the results obtained, the study develops conclusions for EU regional and smart specialisation policies.

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Paper provided by The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw in its series wiiw Research Reports with number 412.

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Length: 174 pages including 37 Tables and 36 Figures
Date of creation: Jul 2016
Publication status: Published as wiiw Research Report
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