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Capital Subsidies and their Impact on Total Factor Productivity: Firm-Level Evidence from Northern Ireland

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  • Richard Harris
  • Mary Trainor

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Manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland receives extensive financial support from government with the objective of improving the economic performance of the plants that are directly assisted. Many studies have tried to assess the impact of such assistance, but without the counterfactual evidence it is difficult to ascertain whether or not such support does improve performance. The aim of this paper is to use a unique matched data set to establish if such assistance has made a difference to total factor productivity in Northern Ireland manufacturing plants. Copyright Blackwell Publishers, 2005

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Volume (Year): 45 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 49-74

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