The international specialization pattern of the Italian local economic systems: Concentration or diversification?

@inproceedings{Amighini2007TheIS,
  title={The international specialization pattern of the Italian local economic systems: Concentration or diversification?},
  author={Alessia Amighini and Marinella Leone and Roberta Rabellotti},
  year={2007}
}
We study the evolution of specialization patterns of the Italian provinces over 1995-2005 by analyzing the dynamics of the sectoral distribution of the Balassa index of revealed comparative advantages for several manufacturing sectors. Our results show that behind a relatively stable distribution of national comparative advantages over time, there are wide variations in local performances: only a few provinces strengthened their specialization patterns over the last decade, while the majority… CONTINUE READING

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