Is there a rural-urban divide? Location and productivity of UK manufacturing

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dc.contributor.author Rizov, Marian
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Patrick P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-05T17:04:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-05T17:04:33Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2681
dc.description.abstract We compute the productivity gaps in manufacturing industries by urban, rural less sparse and rural sparse locations in the UK. This is done by using firm-specific total factor productivities, which are estimated by a semi-parametric algorithm within 4-digit manufacturing industries using FAME data over the period 1994-2001, by each location. We analyse the productivity differentials across locations by decomposing them into firm differences within the same industry and by differences that are explained by industry composition effects. Our analysis indicates that at the end of twentieth century a rural-urban divide in manufacturing productivity still remains but there is a tendency of convergence between rural and urban location categories. Even though industry productivity is different by location, industry composition effects are positively correlated with industry productivity by location suggesting that locations with high productivity are also characterised by industrial structures with higher productivity. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Geary Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP 09 27 en
dc.relation.requires Economists Online Collection en
dc.subject Total factor productivity en
dc.subject Structural estimation en
dc.subject Rural-urban divides en
dc.subject UK manufacturing en
dc.subject.classification D24 en
dc.subject.classification R11 en
dc.subject.classification R30 en
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial productivity--Regional disparities en
dc.subject.lcsh Manufacturing industries--Great Britain en
dc.title Is there a rural-urban divide? Location and productivity of UK manufacturing en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions WP2010/24 en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Rizov|Marian|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Patrick P.|aut|UCD0027 en


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