Regional integration and specialisation patterns in Spain
Elisenda Paluzie (),
Jordi Pons Novell and
Daniel Tirado-Fabregat ()
No 62, Working Papers in Economics from Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia
The aim of this paper is to analyse how economic integration in Europe has affected industrial geographical concentration in Spain and explain what the driving forces behind industry location are. Firstly, we construct regional specialisation and geographical concentration indices for Spanish 50 provinces and 30 industrial sectors in 1979, 1986 and 1992. Secondly, we carry out an econometric analysis of the determinants of geographical concentration of industries. Our main conclusion is that there is no evidence of increasing specialisation in Spain between 1979 and 1992 and that the most important determinant of Spains economic geography is scale economies. Furthermore, traditional trade theory has no effects in explaining the pattern of industrial concentration.
JEL-codes: R12 F15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
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