Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24052
Authors: 
Stirböck, Claudia
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 04-43
Abstract: 
This study analyses relative sectoral specialisation of EU regions on the basis of investment and employment patterns. Controlling for heteroscedasticity and potential endogeneity in the econometric analysis, we find that relative specialisation in manufacturing sectors is higher in central regions. Relative specialisation in services sectors, instead, is stronger in administrative centres as well as peripheral regions. A higher local level of sectoral economies of scale and of productivity strongly increases relative investments in manufacturing sectors. Lower (higher) regional labour costs attract, in particular, higher relative employment shares in labour-intensive (human capital-intensive) sectors.
Subjects: 
Regional Specialisation
Sectoral Investments
Sectoral Employment
Cross-Section Time-Series Regressions
JEL: 
F2
C30
F15
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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