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Technische Effizienz, Wachstum und Konvergenz in den Arbeitsmarktregionen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (West). Eine ökonometrische Analyse für die Verarbeitende Industrie mit einem „Frontier Production Function“-Modell / Technical Efficiency, Economic Growth and Convergence of the Labour Market Regions in the Federal Republic of Germany. An Econometric Analysis for the Manufactoring Industry Using a ‚Frontier Production Function’ approach

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  • Schalk Hans Joachim

    (Institut für Siedlungs- und Wohnungswesen)

  • Untiedt Gerhard

    (Institut für Ökonometrie und Wirtschaftsstatistik)

  • Lüschow Jörg

    (Institut für Siedlungs- und Wohnungswesen, Universität Münster, Am Stadtgraben 9, D-48143 Münster)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to estimate and analyse the technical efficiency of the manufactoring industry in the ‘labour market regions’ of the Federal Republic of Germany. Using Farrell’s definition of technical efficiency different econometric methods are used to estimate the ‘frontier production function’ from a cross-section of time series. The econometric analysis indicates considerable technical inefficiency in several regions. The estimated results point out that an improvement of technical efficiency can contribute to both convergence and regional economic growth.

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  • Schalk Hans Joachim & Untiedt Gerhard & Lüschow Jörg, 1995. "Technische Effizienz, Wachstum und Konvergenz in den Arbeitsmarktregionen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (West). Eine ökonometrische Analyse für die Verarbeitende Industrie mit einem „Frontier Product," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 214(1), pages 25-49, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:214:y:1995:i:1:p:25-49
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