Posts Tagged ‘Location quotient’

MAPPING THE SECTORAL CONCENTRATION OF THE WORKFORCE ACROSS EU REGIONS, 2009-2013

Emily VGENOPOULOU

Athens University of Economics and Business

George ECONOMOU

Athens University of Economics and Business

Pródromos PRODROMÍDIS

Athens University of Economics and Business, Centre for Planning and Economic Research, Postal address: KEPE, 11 Amerikis str., Athens 15342, Greece.
pjprodr@kepe.gr
(Corresponding author)

Abstract
The paper explores the evolution of the sectoral concentration of regional workforces across the EU’s 272 NUTS level II territories and 42 territories of associated countries in the wake of the international financial and economic crisis (2009) up to 2013 through the use of location quotients (27.5 thousand computations). Bird’s eye views of the findings, in the form of maps, are attached.
Keywords: Territorial sector concentration, location quotient, specialization and localization, regional workforce, EU
JEL classification: R12
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Productive specialization and regional development at State level in India

Diniz, Francisco DESG/CETRAD/UTAD

Upadhyay, Vinod NISTADS /CSIR New Delhi

Abstract:
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the specialization of Indian productive structures in 2006, using specialization indicators, namely localization quotient estimation, in order to assess both the relative degree of concentration of a given activity in a certain area and the specialization coefficient, that helps characterize a region‟s economy according to its degree of specialization. Reference variables for specialization analysis purposes are Gross Domestic Product at factor cost at constant price (Base=99-00) and Employment for 2001 and 2006, in an attempt to compare differences observed between productivities, which, in turn, are related to purchasing power evolution within each territorial unit. The main aim of this study was, then, a thorough research into the time-spatial relationship between specialization, productivity and development. read more

Key-words: Sector Specialization, Regional Development, Specialization Index, Location quotient, Specialization Coefficient