WIFO Research Seminar mit Sergio Gonzalez Catalan von der Universidad Camilo José Cela Madrid
Sergio Gonzalez Catalan von der Universidad Camilo José Cela Madrid sprach am 3. Februar 2020 im WIFO Research Seminar
über die regionale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit in Südamerika. WIFO-Ökonom Peter Huber übernahm den Kommentar.
Veranstalter: Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
Online seit: 24.01.2020 0:00
Cross-country comparison is critical to understand the success of some regions and the stagnation of others. There are regions
in Latin America that consistently show high levels of economic, social and environmental indicators. These regions have a
high endowment of factors associated with regional competitiveness. Research establishes that regions such as the Metropolitan
region in Chile compete for foreign investment while companies within regions like O'Higgins and Antofagasta regions in Chile
compete for product placement in international markets. These types of competition take place mainly between countries, but
there are no comparative studies of regional competitiveness between countries for Latin America that allow to assess this
type of competition. Using an input-output competitiveness model regional competitiveness is measured for Chile, Colombia
and Mexico for the 2008-2017 period. The measurement allows for a comparison of regional competitiveness and performance across
countries. The research results show that most of the differences in performance are mainly explained by factors such as education,
technological skills, and training.