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Impact of Regional Selective Assistance on sources of productivity growth: Plant-level evidence from UK manufacturing, 1990-98

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  • Catherine Robinson

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Harris R. and Robinson C. (2005) Impact of Regional Selective Assistance on sources of productivity growth: plant-level evidence from UK manufacturing, 1990-98, Regional Studies 39 , 751-765. Regional policy has been an enduring aspect of post-war industrial policy in the UK, based on a recognition of the need to reduce regional disparities in employment, earnings and the cost of living. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) support schemes are designed to achieve a number of varying and occasionally conflicting objectives, but their overarching intention arguably must be to improve the economic performance of the plants they assist in order to increase productivity growth in the regions. Research into the sources of productivity growth has indicated that the entry and exit of plants plays a significant role, but also the reallocation of inputs from plants within the industry. This paper uses decomposition analysis to look at sources of total factor productivity growth for UK manufacturing plants, allowing for comparisons across regions, industries and between assisted and non-assisted plants, based on the Regional Selective Assistance scheme.

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  • Richard Harris & Catherine Robinson, 2005. "Impact of Regional Selective Assistance on sources of productivity growth: Plant-level evidence from UK manufacturing, 1990-98," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(6), pages 751-765.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:39:y:2005:i:6:p:751-765
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400500213648
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    1. Criscuolo, Chiara & Martin, Ralf & Overman, Henry & Van Reenen, John, 2012. "The Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy," IZA Discussion Papers 6323, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Bernini, Cristina & Cerqua, Augusto & Pellegrini, Guido, 2017. "Public subsidies, TFP and efficiency: A tale of complex relationships," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 46(4), pages 751-767.
    3. Stefaan Decramer & Stijn Vanormelingen, 2016. "The effectiveness of investment subsidies: evidence from a regression discontinuity design," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 47(4), pages 1007-1032, December.
    4. Jones, Jonathan & Wren, Colin, 2008. "Re-investment and the survival of foreign-owned plants," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 33138, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    5. Jonathan Jones & Colin Wren, 2008. "Re-Investment and the Survival of Foreign-Owned Plants," SERC Discussion Papers 0003, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE.
    6. Richard Harris & John Moffat, 2011. "Plant-level Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Great Britain, 1997-2006," SERC Discussion Papers 0064, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE.

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    Keywords

    Regional policy; Total factor productivity decomposition; UK manufacturing; Politique regionale; Decomposition de la productivite globale des facteurs de production; Industrie au Royaume-Uni; Regionalpolitik; Zerlegung aller Produktionsfaktoren; Herstellende Industrie des UK; Politica regional; Descomposicion de la productividad total factorial; Industria manufacturera britanica; JEL classifications: D24; L50; R58;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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