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Identifying Revealed Comparative Advantages in an EU Regional Context

Cordes, Alexander; Gehrke, Birgit; Römisch, Roman; Rammer, Christian; Schliessler, Paula; Wassmann, Pia;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Vienna: The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)
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...
Subjects
free text keywords: R12, R15, R58, F14, EU regions, regional foreign trade, EU regional policy, smart specialisation strategies, regional competitiveness, determinants of competitiveness, KMU, Komparativer Vorteil, Exportwirtschaft, Regionalökonomik, EU-Staaten, ddc:330
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