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Decomposing interregional differentials in productivities: An empirical analysis for Japanese data

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  • Fukushige, Mototsugu
  • Ishikawa, Noriko

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We propose a method for decomposing interregional differentials in productivities based on the lifecycle permanent income hypothesis and conduct an empirical analysis using data from prefectural economic accounts in Japan to examine the effectiveness of this method.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 97 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 240-246

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