Geographical specialisation in Spanish agriculture before and after integration in the European Union

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Show simple item record Mora, Ricardo San Juan, Carlos 2014-03-25T11:54:38Z 2014-03-25T11:54:38Z 2004
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Regional Science and Urban Economics. 2004, v. 34, n. 3, pp. 309-320
dc.identifier.issn 0166-0462
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the evolution of agricultural product specialisation at the farm and county levels in Spain from 1979 to 1997. This period covers all the stages of the gradual implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy and the integration of the Spanish agriculture into the European Market. A multiple product version of Theil and Finizza’s indices of segregation is used to decompose farm product specialisation into county specialisation with respect to the national level and farm specialisation within counties. Using a probit specification, we test whether changes in specialisation are driven by comparative advantage at regional level or have been policy induced. Our results confirm the existence of increasing county specialisation and highlight the fact that counties which were initially more specialised in export-oriented products have shown the largest increase in specialisation.
dc.description.sponsorship We acknowledge financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Project Number 680. We acknowledge financial support from DGI, Grant BEC 2000-0170 and SEC 1999-135E
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.subject.other Spatial product specialisation
dc.subject.other Comparative advantage
dc.subject.other Common Agricultural Policy
dc.subject.other Unión Europea
dc.title Geographical specialisation in Spanish agriculture before and after integration in the European Union
dc.type article PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.jel C43
dc.subject.jel Q12
dc.subject.jel Q18
dc.subject.jel R32
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S0166-0462(03)00042-5
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 309
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 320
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 34
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