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Title: Sectoral composition and productivity differences : a regional analysis with particular reference to the North East region of England
Author: Bahra, Harjit
ISNI:       0000 0001 3435 514X
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2006
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For the period 1991-2000 the North East region experienced the slowest productivity growth rate relative to its UK regional counterparts. Manufacturing is a prominent feature of the North East landscape; to this effect the relationship between regional growth differentials and regional differences in industrial composition are explored using a technique known as shift share analysis. Output per worker data for the North East (and UK regions) for the period 1991-2000 is used to examine whether the slow productivity growth performance is attributable to the regional industrial structure. The empirical results reveal that differences can be explained by region-specific productivity differentials. These differences are attributable primarily to differences in the regions' labour productivity of given industries as opposed to between regions in sectoral composition of their economies.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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