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El efecto de la accesibilidad en la productividad de las empresas. El caso de las manufacturas españolas
[The effect on firms' productivity of accessibility. The Spanish manufacturing sector]

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  • David Martín Barroso

    () (Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Economía Aplicada II (Estructura Económica y Economía Industrial))

  • Juan Andres Nuñez

    () (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Departamento de Economía Aplicada (Department of Applied Economics).)

  • Francisco Javier Velázquez Angona

    () (Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Economía Aplicada II (Estructura Económica y Economía Industrial)
    Grupo de Investigación en Productividad, Innovación y Competencia (GRIPICO) (Group for Research in Productivity, Innovation and Competition), Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales (Faculty of Economics and Business), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid)
    Grupo de Economía Europea (European Economy Group), Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales (Faculty of Economics and Business), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid))

Abstract

This paper evaluates the impact of accessibility on the productivity of Spanish manufacturing firms. We suggest the use of accessibility indicators to workers and commodities, integrating transport, land use, and individual components in their measurement, and computing real distances or travelling times using the Spanish full road network. The estimation is carried out in two steps. In the first one we estimate almost a hundred production functions using a panel of 155,937 firms from SABI database, applying Levinsohn and Petrin technique. From these estimations we derive the Total Factor Productivity function for year 2009, which is then explained in the second estimation step as a function of the accessibility indicators and additional control variables. Results evidence the crucial role of the accessibility to commodities, and a lesser but significant effect of workers’ accessibility on firms’ productivity.

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  • David Martín Barroso & Juan Andres Nuñez & Francisco Javier Velázquez Angona, 2013. "El efecto de la accesibilidad en la productividad de las empresas. El caso de las manufacturas españolas
    [The effect on firms' productivity of accessibility. The Spanish manufacturing sector]
    ," Documentos de trabajo de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales 13-01, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucm:doctra:13-01
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    Keywords

    Accesibilidad; Productividad empresarial; Infraestructuras del transporte; Accessibility; Firm Productivity; Transport Infrastructures.;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General

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