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The formula of export for italian provinces: creative class + manufacturing specialization
Author/s: Roberto Antonietti, Gildo Soggia 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  19 Pg. 125-143 FullText PDF:  342 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ES2015-001008
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This work provides a quantitative analysis on the factors which stimulate exports in Italian provinces. Among others, emphasis is given to local creative class, as defined by Richard Florida. Using different data sources, the estimates show that creative class does not have any significant effect on the export intensity of the province. This effect materializes when the local endowment of creative workers interacts with the innovative capability of the province and, above all, with its manufacturing specialization. Creative and manufacturing employment, thus, are complementary inputs in the export equation.
Keywords: Export, Creative Class, Manufacturing Specialization, Innovation
Jel Code: F14, J24, O18, R10

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Roberto Antonietti, Gildo Soggia, The formula of export for italian provinces: creative class + manufacturing specialization in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 1/2015, pp. 125-143, DOI:10.3280/ES2015-001008


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