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Market selection and scale inefficiency – A new methodology applied to EU business services

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  • Kox, Henk L.M.
  • van Leeuwen, George

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The paper proposes a new way of analysing the efficiency of dynamic market selection, based on the persistence of scale economies. The new methodology is used to investigate the causes of stagnating productivity growth in EU business services. The persistence of scale-related inefficiencies is used as an indicator for the effectiveness of market selection.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 25 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 77-94

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Handle: RePEc:eee:streco:v:25:y:2013:i:c:p:77-94

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Keywords: Market selection; Scale inefficiencies; Market contestability; Regulation; Productivity;

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