Reference : A New Shift-Share Method
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A New Shift-Share Method
Artige, Lionel mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC-Ecole de gestion : UER > Macroéconomie >]
Van Neuss, Leif mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Institut des sciences humaines et sociales > Economie politique et économie de la santé >]
Growth and Change
Blackwell Publishing
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[en] Economic structure ; Regional economics ; Shift-share ; Belgian manufacturing employment
[en] Shift-share analysis is a decomposition technique widely used in regional studies to quantify an industry-mix effect and a competitive effect on the growth of regional employment (or any other relevant variable) relative to the national average. This technique has always been subject to criticism for its lack of theoretical basis. This paper presents a critical assessment of the methods suggested by Dunn (1960) and by Esteban-Marquillas (1972) and proposes a new shift-share method, which separates out the two effects unambiguously. By way of illustration, we provide an application to manufacturing employment in the Belgian provinces between 1995 and 2007.
Liège Competition and Innovation Institute
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