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Specialisation and Concentration Patterns in the Romanian Economy

Daniela Luminita CONSTANTIN
Monica ROMAN
Bogdan Vasile ILEANU


specialisation, concentration, region, employment, Gross Value Added, Romania


The economic specialisation of the regions and the spatial concentration of the economic activities are reflecting the same reality from two different perspectives. Our research is an attempt to capture the main patterns and the evolution of regional specialisation and sectoral concentration in the Romanian economy for selected years during 1996-2007 period, on the basis of the Gross Value Added and employment data, by branch and by region. We employed standard statistical measures of specialisation and concentration, combined with methods envisaging the amplitude and the speed of structural changes in order to highlight the various sides of these two complex phenomena.