Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87139
Authors: 
Ascari, Guido
Di Cosmo, Valeria
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni di Dipartimento, EPMQ, Università degli Studi di Pavia 170
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the determinants of TFP for Italian regions. We find strong evidence in favour of the factors commonly suggested by the theoretical literature. In particular, R&D expenditures and the number of researchers are positively related to regional TFP. Moreover, human capital is an important determinant of TFP. Finally, we find a strong difference between Northern and Southern regions, particularly regarding the effect of research activity and social capital. Our results are robust across different estimation methods.
Subjects: 
Total factor productivity
Italian regions
panel data
JEL: 
O47
C23
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
311.43 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.