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Capital subsidies and their impact on total factor productivity: Firm-level evidence from Northern Ireland

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Richard Harris


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Manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland receives extensive financial support from government with the objective of improving the economic performance of the plants that are directly assisted. Many studies have tried to assess the impact of such assistance, but without the counterfactual evidence it is difficult to ascertain whether or not such support does improve performance. The aim of this paper is to use a unique matched data set to establish if such assistance has made a difference to total factor productivity in Northern Ireland manufacturing plants. © Blackwell Publishing, Inc. 2005.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Harris R, Trainor M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Regional Science

Year: 2005

Volume: 45

Issue: 1

Pages: 49-74

Print publication date: 01/02/2005

ISSN (print): 0022-4146

ISSN (electronic): 1467-9787

Publisher: Wiley


DOI: 10.1111/j.0022-4146.2005.00364.x


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