We aim to explore three questions:

  1. What explains productivity differences between local areas?
  2. Is this due to sectoral composition; firm size -distribution or differently shaped productivity distributions?

Here, using data from the BSD, we will compare at productivity at the: 10%; 25%; 50 %; 75%; and 90%; points of the distribution for LEP areas allowing for sectoral and firm size effects.

KeywordsProductivity, Local Growth, Sector
ThemeDiffusion and productivity upgrading , productivity and performance