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Regional differences in productivity growth in The Netherlands: an industry-level growth accounting

Lourens Broersma and Jouke van Dijk ()

No 200504, CCSO Working Papers from University of Groningen, CCSO Centre for Economic Research

Abstract: It is well known that the productivity growth in Europe is slowing down, against an increasing growth rate in the US. The Netherlands is one of countries in Europe with the lowest growth rates of productivity. This paper presents the results of a growth accounting exercise applied to regional industry data of The Netherlands between 1995-2002. We find that low productivity growth in The Netherlands is particularly situated in the economic core regions of the west and south and is caused by slow growth of MFP. Compared to the more peripheral regions, MFP-growth is lower in all industries, except social and non-market services. The high level of traffic congestion and relatively low labour effort in the core regions can explain part of this slow MFP-growth.

Date: 2005
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