Special Issue "Regional Development and Policy in the EU Neighborhood Countries"

A special issue of Economies (ISSN 2227-7099).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Maximilian Benner
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Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: regional development; regional policy; innovation; EU neighborhood

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Economic policy in the European Union's Eastern and Southern neighborhood is embedded in the frameworks offered by EU's enlargement and neighborhood policies. Under these frameworks, regional development and policy play a significant role, as is evident in the current introduction of the smart specialization approach to regional innovation policy in the Western Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine, Moldova, and Tunisia. Further approaches of regional development relevant to EU enlargement and neighborhood countries include the LEADER/CLLD approach, and building capacities in organizations such as regional development agencies according to experiences made in EU member states represents an important complement for the introduction of policy approaches. In this context, the special issue seeks contributions that deal with aspects of regional analysis, policy approaches, and institutional or organizational questions in EU enlargement or neighborhood countries and their regions. 

Dr. Maximilian Benner
Guest Editor

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An Input–Output Analysis of Sectoral Specialization and Trade Integration of the Western Balkans Economies
Economies 2020, 8(4), 93; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies8040093 - 30 Oct 2020
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The contribution of this paper is twofold. First, it uses the available official Input–Output data for the Western Balkans economies to estimate the output and value added multipliers of the sectors identified as being either current or emerging strengths within the context of [...] Read more.
The contribution of this paper is twofold. First, it uses the available official Input–Output data for the Western Balkans economies to estimate the output and value added multipliers of the sectors identified as being either current or emerging strengths within the context of Smart Specialisation. These multipliers indicate the potential impact of changes in final demand for certain products and sectors. This permits the identification of the industries associated with high indirect and induced effects, and to form ideas about the sectoral interdependencies of the economies. For instance, it appears that many sectors related to construction are promising in terms of economic potential related to demand-side monetary injections in Albania. Second, a Multi-Regional dataset is used to investigate the international integration of the Western Balkans economies in terms of participation in the Global Value Chains. The latter has increased over time in the region, but it appears that some economies are benefitting relatively more than others from it. Full article
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