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Public Capital and Total Factor Productivity. New Evidence from the Italian Regions

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This paper analyses the relationship between industrial total factor productivity and public capital across the 20 Italian administrative regions. We add upon the existing literature in a number of ways: we allow for the role of human capital accumulation; we test for the existence of a long-run relationship adopting panel techniques (Im et al., 2001; Pedroni, 1997, 1999) and assess explicitly the direction of the long-run forcing relationship; we test the significance of public capital within a non-parametric set-up based on the Free Disposal Hull. The results show that public capital has a significant impact on the evolution of total factor productivity in the Southern regions, while this is not true in most of the Northern regions. Also, this impact is to be mainly ascribed to the so-called core infrastructures (road and airports, harbours, railroads, water and electricity, telecommunications).

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  • Sergio Destefanis & Vania Sena, 2003. "Public Capital and Total Factor Productivity. New Evidence from the Italian Regions," CELPE Discussion Papers 73, CELPE - Centre of Labour Economics and Economic Policy, University of Salerno, Italy.
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    1. J. M. Albala-Bertrand & E. C. Mamatzakis, 2001. "Is public infrastructure productive? Evidence from Chile," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(3), pages 195-198.
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    1. Giuseppe Albanese & Marco M. Sorge, 2010. "On the Production Function for Italy," Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, vol. 118(4), pages 401-416.

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    Keywords

    total factor productivity; public capital accumulation; long-run relationship; non-parametric frontiers;

    JEL classification:

    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General

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