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

By Richard Harris and John Moffat

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

Topics: HC Economic History and Conditions, HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:33561
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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