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Plant-level Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Great Britain, 1997-2006

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  • Richard Harris
  • John Moffat

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This paper examines the determinants of total factor productivity (TFP) using a GB plant-level dataset. Using a systems-GMM approach, it considers the role of the following four plant characteristics: internal and external knowledge; foreign ownership, multi-plant economies of scale and competition; and spatial spillovers and 'place' effects. The sample is disaggregated into manufacturing and services and by technology to show any differences across sectors.

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Paper provided by Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE in its series SERC Discussion Papers with number 0064.

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Keywords: productivity; plant level TFP; spatial ‘place’ effects; foreign-owned plants;

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