Trading Places: Industrial Specialisation in the European Union

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_CDD332A8F159
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Trading Places: Industrial Specialisation in the European Union
Périodique
Journal of Common Market Studies
Auteur(s)
Brülhart M.
ISSN
0021-9886
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1998
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
36
Numéro
3
Pages
319-346
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article examines the location of manufacturing industries in the European Union. It draws on intra-industry trade measures for 1961-90 and on sectoral employment data by countries and regions. The analysis of employment data suggests that EU industry has become increasingly localized in the 1980s. Increasing-returns industries are strongly concentrated at the economic core of the EU and display low levels of intra-industry trade. High-tech industries are also strongly localized, but show no centre-periphery gradient and no specific pattern of intra-industry trade. The main potential for future specialization appears to remain in sectors sensitive to labour costs, which are still relatively dispersed and have high levels of intra-industry trade. Employment in these industries is shifting towards the EU periphery. 'Neoclassical' determinants of international specialization are thus likely to dominate the ongoing adjustment process in EU manufacturing.
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