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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)
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...
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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