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dc.contributor.authorHöhenberger, Nicoleen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmiedeberg, Claudiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:54:47Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:54:47Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/32002-
dc.description.abstractBuilding on the three-sector-hypothesis, the New Theory of Trade, and the New Economic Geography, we investigate the development of economic structures of European countries over the last three decades using employment data. We test for structural convergence which we analyze on the aggregate level as well as specifically for manufacturing and service industries. For this we implement both time series and panel data methods. Our results indicate overall structural convergence between Western European countries over time. This is mainly due to strong intersectoral convergence patterns as countries shift from industrialized to service economies. In contrast, the results regarding intrasectoral convergence are mixed: Increasing spatial concentration in production is dominant in technology-intensive manufacturing industries which are characterized by economies of scale and path-dependency, whereas convergence is found in mature, less technology-intensive industries. In most service branches country-specific differences do not change to a significant extent with the exception of transport and storage services.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCenter for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCeGE Discussion Paper 75en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelF15en_US
dc.subject.jelP27en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordStructural Convergenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordEuropean Integrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Developmenten_US
dc.subject.stwEuropäische Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungskonvergenzen_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Außenhandelstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwNeue ökonomische Geographieen_US
dc.subject.stwDrei-Sektoren-Hypotheseen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleStructural convergence of European countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn573287228en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:cegedp:75-
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