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Decomposition of Cost Competitiveness in U.S. Manufacturing: Some State-by-State Comparisons

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  • Subhash C. Ray

    (University of Connecticut)

  • Kankana Mukherjee

    (University of Connecticut)

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In this paper we propose a measure of the competitiveness index of one firm relative to another in the same industry. We also provide a decomposition procedure that relates the measured index of competitiveness to separate components capturing differences in cost efficiency, input prices, and scale economies. In the empirical application, we use data from the 1992 Census of Manufactures to rank the performance of the individual states in U.S. manufacturing.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics in its journal Indian Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 35 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 133-153

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Handle: RePEc:dse:indecr:v:35:y:2000:i:2:p:133-153

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  1. Subhash C. Ray & Lei Chen & Kankana Mukherjee, 2008. "Input Price Variation Across Locations and a Generalized Measure of Cost Efficiency," Working papers 2008-11, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.

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