European Economy. Economic Papers
Michael A. Landesmann (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies)
Structural features of economic integration in an enlarged Europe: patterns of catching-up and industrial specialisation - Michael A. Landesmann (567 kB)
(European Economy. Economic Papers. 181. January 2003.
53pp. Tab. Free.)
KC-AI-03-002-EN-C ISBN: 92-894-4919-5 ISSN: 1016-8060
This paper discusses the evolution of competitiveness, industrial and trade specialisation in the manufacturing sector of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEECs). It is shown that the paths taken by the different CEECs have been quite diverse and we attempt to apply a combination of a catching-up plus trade specialisation model which is required to understand the patterns of specialisation emerging in Central and Eastern Europe.