Microeconomic foundations of geographical variations in labour productivity
AbstractThis 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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Date of creation: Aug 2009
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Labour productivity; standard deviation; districts and local authorities; geographical autocorrelation;
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- NEP-ALL-2009-08-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-EFF-2009-08-22 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-GEO-2009-08-22 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-URE-2009-08-22 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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