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Plant-level determinants of total factor productivity in Great Britain, 1997-2006

Harris, Richard and Moffat, John (2011) Plant-level determinants of total factor productivity in Great Britain, 1997-2006. SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0064. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper examines the determinants of total factor productivity (TFP) using a GB plant-level dataset. Using a systems-GMM approach, it considers the role of the following four plant characteristics: internal and external knowledge; foreign ownership, multi-plant economies of scale and competition; and spatial spillovers and ‘place’ effects. The sample is disaggregated into manufacturing and services and by technology to show any differences across sectors.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.spatialeconomics.ac.uk/SERC/publication...
Additional Information: © 2011 Richard Harris and John Moffat
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
Sets: Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 10:34
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2011 11:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/33561

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