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Decomposing interregional differentials in productivities: An empirical analysis for Japanese data

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  • Fukushige, Mototsugu
  • Ishikawa, Noriko

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We propose a method for decomposing interregional differentials in productivities based on the lifecycle permanent income hypothesis and conduct an empirical analysis using data from prefectural economic accounts in Japan to examine the effectiveness of this method.
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  • Fukushige, Mototsugu & Ishikawa, Noriko, 2007. "Decomposing interregional differentials in productivities: An empirical analysis for Japanese data," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 97(3), pages 240-246, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:97:y:2007:i:3:p:240-246
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    • R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
    • D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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