Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in the Italian Regions
AbstractThis paper investigates the determinants of TFP for Italian regions. We find strong evidence in favour of the factors commonly suggested by the theoretical literature. In particular, R&D expenditures and the number of researchers are positively related to regional TFP. Moreover, human capital is an important determinant of TFP. Finally, we find a strong difference between Northern and Southern regions, particularly regarding the effect of research activity and social capital. Our results are robust across different estimation methods.
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Total factor productivity; Italian regions; panel data; human capital; social capital;
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- Guido Ascari & Valeria di Cosmo, 2005. "Determinants of total factor productivity in the italian Regions," SCIENZE REGIONALI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2005(2).
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
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- NEP-ALL-2005-11-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-EFF-2005-11-12 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-GEO-2005-11-12 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HRM-2005-11-12 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-INO-2005-11-12 (Innovation)
- NEP-SOC-2005-11-12 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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