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Tesi etd-11012022-154413

Type of thesis
Corso Ordinario Secondo Livello
Author
GERI, NICOLÒ
URN
etd-11012022-154413
Title
Varieties of Deindustrialization: a core-periphery perspective
Structure
Cl. Sc. Sociali - Scienze Economiche
Course
SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E MANAGERIALI - SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E MANAGERIALI
Committee
Tutor Prof. FAGIOLO, GIORGIO
Relatore Dott.ssa MARIA ENRICA VIRGILLITO
Presidente Prof. PICCALUGA, ANDREA MARIO CUORE
Membro Dott.ssa CANTARELLI, PAOLA
Membro Prof. MONETA, ALESSIO
Membro Prof. NUVOLARI, ALESSANDRO
Membro Prof. MINA, ANDREA
Membro Prof. ROVENTINI, ANDREA
Keywords
  • Deindustrialization
  • Latin America
  • Structuralism
  • Structural Change
Exam session start date
02/12/2022;
Availability
completa
Abstract
The paper aims to explore the complex link between the core-periphery relationship and the pattern<br>of deindustrialization. Focusing on core and peripheral regions well-established in the literature, such<br>as the United States and Latin America, I first characterize them in terms of their productive structure,<br>in line with the structuralist tradition (Prebisch, 1981). From this perspective, the core is the locus of<br>innovative activities, such that its productive matrix shows an important weight of innovative sectors –<br>here identified through the Pavitt (1984) taxonomy. <br>Secondly, I investigate whether the core and peripheral positions are related to different patterns<br>of structural change, namely deindustrialization and premature deindustrialization (Palma, 2019;<br>Tregenna, 2016). This is done by decomposing the deindustrialization patterns by Pavitt classes. The paper suggests that deindustrialization in the core consists of a shift towards more innovative sectors which are less<br>labour-intensive (e.g. science-based), while in the periphery deindustrialization corresponds to a decline of labour-intensive low-innovative sectors (e.g. supplier dominated).<br>Last, a preliminary attempt to relate the varieties of deindustrialization to growth is done, building a bridge between <br>the deindustrialization and middle-income trap (Paus, 2017) literature.<br>
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