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Zoom in, zoom out: A shift-share analysis of productivity in Switzerland based on micro data

Jean-Marie Grether and Benjamin Tissot-Daguette

No 21-10, IRENE Working Papers from IRENE Institute of Economic Research

Abstract: Using novel data on value added in Switzerland we propose to use a growth rate decomposition technique, in the spirit of shift-share analysis, to analyze the patterns of regional competitiveness over the 2011-2015 period. The growth differential of a region (or canton) depends on four terms, three structural effects and one competitive effect. The competitive effect turns out to be the dominant force at a high level of aggregation. An interesting pattern of structural effects unveils when working at a lower level of aggregation, allowing for identification of the leaders and laggers across regions and sectors.

Keywords: firm-level; productivity; shift-share; structural and competitive effects; Switzerland. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R11 R32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 45 pages.
Date: 2021-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff, nep-geo, nep-isf, nep-sbm, nep-tid and nep-ure
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