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dc.contributor.authorHaskel, Jonathanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSadun, Raffaellaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:58:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:58:01Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090306217en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35754-
dc.description.abstractWe use UK micro data to explore whether planning regulation reduced UK retailing productivity growth between 1997 and 2003. We document a shift to smaller shops, particularly within supermarket chains, following a regulatory change in 1996 which increased the costs of opening large stores. This might have caused a slowdown in productivity growth if firms (a) lose scale advantages, by moving to smaller stores and (b) lose scope advantages if existing organisational knowledge appropriate to larger stores is not perfectly substitutable with the organisational capital required to run smaller stores. Our micro data shows a relation, controlling for fixed effects, between chain-level TFP for multi-store chains and various measures of the size of the stores within the chain. Our results suggest the fall in within-chain shop sizes was associated with a lowering of chain TFP by about 0.4% pa, about 40% of the post-1995 slowdown in UK retail TFP growth. The foregone productivity works out at about £80,000 per small chain supermarket store.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 4028en_US
dc.subject.jelD24en_US
dc.subject.jelL81en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordProductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordretailen_US
dc.subject.keywordregulationen_US
dc.subject.stwEinzelhandelen_US
dc.subject.stwHandelsketteen_US
dc.subject.stwSkalenertragen_US
dc.subject.stwRegulierungen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleRegulation and UK retailing productivity: evidence from micro dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn593989902en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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