The relationship between export and technological specialisation profiles across EU Member States and regions and the identification of development potentials

The aim of this study is to investigate the development of new industrial specialisations and the process of export diversification both at the country and the regional level for the EU countries over time. It will examine to what extent these processes show path dependent properties and whether capabilities to generate and absorb new knowledge can contribute to shift persistent development trajectories. Finally, the study will also provide insights on the diversification potentials across countries and regions in the EU.