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Productivity and spatial proximity: evidence from the Italian food industry

Paola Cardamone

International Review of Applied Economics, 2020, vol. 34, issue 3, 327-341

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to examine the existence of productivity spillovers across firms in the Italian manufacturing food industry. To this end, using a sample of Italian food firms over the period 2008–2015, first the total factor productivity (TFP) is computed by considering the Levinson-Petrin approach and then a spatial econometric model is employed. Results show evidence of productivity spillovers across firms due to spatial proximity.

Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1080/02692171.2020.1732308

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