Total Factor Productivity Estimates: Some Evidence from European Regions

TitleTotal Factor Productivity Estimates: Some Evidence from European Regions
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMG. Ladu
Number2006_06
Keywordspanel cointegration, panel unit root test, total factor productivity
Abstract

This paper provides total factor productivity estimates for a sam- ple of 115 European Regions over the period 1976-2000. In particular, a set of Cobb-Douglas production functions is estimated using panel techniques and allowing for heterogeneity across regions. Moreover, on the basis of speci…c panel tests, the paper shows that there is em- pirical evidence which suggests the presence of unit roots in the series and panel cointegration tests are applied to guard against spurious regression.

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