Winners and Losers: Spatial variations in labour productivity in England and Wales
AbstractThis paper presents an investigation into the static and dynamic spatial pattern of aggregate labour productivity across England and Wales at the district and unit authority level. This analysis is complemented by plant-level regressions to identify the contribution of industrial sectors to each NUTS1 region’s average labour productivity. Using data for 1998 and 2005, our exploratory data analysis illustrates that there are stable spatial patterns in levels of labour productivity and that labour productivity change does not appear to be spatially dependent, at least not at this spatial scale. Furthermore the economic importance of different sectors to different regions evolves over time, which makes regional industrial policy formation problematic.
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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2009
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Labour productivity; districts and local authorities; sectors; spatial autocorrelation;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-08-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-EFF-2009-08-02 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-GEO-2009-08-02 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-URE-2009-08-02 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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