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

  • Mototsugu Fukushige


    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

  • Noriko Ishikawa

    (Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University)

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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Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 06-11.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2006
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Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0611
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