Why are some Spanish regions so much more efficient than others?

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Puig, Jaume; Pinilla, Jaime. Why are some Spanish regions so much more efficient than others?. 2008
http://hdl.handle.net/10230/739
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dc.contributor.author Puig, Jaume
dc.contributor.author Pinilla, Jaime
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.issued 2008-02-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/739
dc.description.abstract This article investigates the main sources of heterogeneity in regional efficiency. We estimate a translog stochastic frontier production function in the analysis of Spanish regions in the period 1964-1996, to attempt to measure and explain changes in technical efficiency. Our results confirm that regional inefficiency is significantly and positively correlated with the ratio of public capital to private capital. The proportion of service industries in the private capital, the proportion of public capital devoted to transport infrastructures, the industrial specialization, and spatial spillovers from transport infrastructures in neighbouring regions significantly contributed to improve regional efficiency.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1067
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dc.title Why are some Spanish regions so much more efficient than others?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2014-06-03T07:14:21Z
dc.subject.keyword Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
dc.subject.keyword regional efficiency
dc.subject.keyword regional spillovers
dc.subject.keyword human capital
dc.subject.keyword public capital
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