Productive specialization and regional development at State level in India

Diniz, Francisco DESG/CETRAD/UTAD

Upadhyay, Vinod NISTADS /CSIR New Delhi

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the specialization of Indian productive structures in 2006, using specialization indicators, namely localization quotient estimation, in order to assess both the relative degree of concentration of a given activity in a certain area and the specialization coefficient, that helps characterize a region‟s economy according to its degree of specialization. Reference variables for specialization analysis purposes are Gross Domestic Product at factor cost at constant price (Base=99-00) and Employment for 2001 and 2006, in an attempt to compare differences observed between productivities, which, in turn, are related to purchasing power evolution within each territorial unit. The main aim of this study was, then, a thorough research into the time-spatial relationship between specialization, productivity and development. read more

Key-words: Sector Specialization, Regional Development, Specialization Index, Location quotient, Specialization Coefficient