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Microeconomic foundations of geographical variations in labour productivity

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  • Don J. Webber

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    (Department of Business Economics, Auckland University of Technology and Department of Economics, UWE, Bristol)

  • Michael Horswell

    (Faculty of the Built and Natural Environment, University of the West of England, UK)

Abstract

This paper initially presents an exploratory spatial data analysis which indicates the presence of small-scale geographical variations in levels and standard deviations of labour productivity across England and Wales in 2005. We identify the presence of spatial autocorrelation for both measures. This finding motivates a subsequent review and extension of theories which suggest the possible presence of small-scale geographical patterns of labour productivity.

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Paper provided by Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol in its series Working Papers with number 0913.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2009
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Handle: RePEc:uwe:wpaper:0913

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Keywords: Labour productivity; standard deviation; districts and local authorities; geographical autocorrelation;

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  1. Don J. Webber & Michael Horswell, 2009. "Winners and Losers: Spatial variations in labour productivity in England and Wales," Working Papers 0912, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.

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