Regional productivity differentials: Explaining the gap

Webber, D. J., Hudson, J., Boddy, M. and Plumridge, A. (2009) Regional productivity differentials: Explaining the gap. Papers in Regional Science, 88 (3). pp. 609-621. ISSN 1056-8190

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1435-5957.2008.00209.x

Abstract

Significant and persistent differences in regional productivity exist across most countries and are the subject of academic and policy concern. We use firm-level data to examine the determinants of regional productivity differentials across British regions and demonstrate that the substantial differences in regional productivity can be explained by a fairly limited set of variables, including industry mix, capital stock, ownership and skills. Location-specific factors of travel-time and population density are also identified as being important.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:regional competitiveness, productivity, UK, regional development, business-data analysis
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
ID Code:15908
Deposited By: Professor D. Webber
Deposited On:02 Nov 2011 15:42
Last Modified:29 Nov 2013 00:49

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