Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33726
Authors: 
Caroleo, Floro Ernesto
Pastore, Francesco
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2620
Abstract: 
This paper provides a critical overview and a detailed research agenda for scholars interested in regional studies with a special focus on old and new European Union member states. The focus is on the microeconomic foundations of structural change and its spatially asymmetric impact on labour markets. Structural change has been long neglected, but the availability of new data and the specific nature of economic transition in new member states has brought again this issue to the fore, suggesting that it might provide an explanation also of several typical features of regional imbalances in old member states. The literature provides theoretical reasoning and empirical evidence to confirm this
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Working Paper

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