Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/204205
Authors: 
Hanzl-Weiss, Doris
Heimberger, Philipp
Holzner, Mario
Pindyuk, Olga
Stöllinger, Roman
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
wiiw Research Report 433
Abstract: 
In this paper we do a detailed analysis of Austrian gross export data at the industry level in order to detect potential trade specialisation lock-in effects vis-à-vis the countries from Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE). In addition we analyse Austrian global value added export development, Austrian trade in services as well as the link between industry-specific specialisation lock-in effects and foundational competitiveness of Austria. The main findings are the Austrian global gross export market share has declined since 2004 (the year of the EU eastern enlargement) in all industries, except for pharmaceuticals and chemicals; however, Austria managed to increase its global export market share in terms of value added, primarily through an increase in price competitiveness; Austria's CESEE potential lock-in effects have stagnated since the outbreak of the global financial crisis, with some negative effects only in the medium-high-tech industries (i.e. to a large extent the automotive sector) on Austria's competitiveness.
Subjects: 
Austria
CESEE
competitiveness
international trade
manufacturing exports
services trade
JEL: 
F14
L60
L80
Document Type: 
Research Report

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