Promoting regional growth and innovation: relatedness, revealed comparative advantage and the product space

Gloria Cicerone, Philip McCann, Viktor Venhorst

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We adapt the product-space methodological approach of Hausmann and Klinger to the case of Italian provinces and regions in order to examine the extent to which the network connectedness and centrality of a province’s exports is related to its economic performance. We construct a new Product Space Position (PSP) index which retains many of the Hausmann-Klinger features but which is also much better suited to handling regional and provincial data. We also compare PSP performance with two other export composition indices. A better positioning in the export-network product space is indeed associated with a better local economic outcomes.
Originele taal-2English
UitgeverUtrecht University
Aantal pagina's50
StatusPublished - 1-jul-2017

Publicatie series

NaamPapers in Evolutionary Economic Geography
UitgeverijUtrecht University
Nr.17.14

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