(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Regional selective assistance in Scotland : Does it make a difference to plant productivity?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Durham Univ., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper examines whether receipt of a Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant in Scotland, has a causal impact on plant total factor productivity (TFP). To tackle the problem of self-selection into the treatment group, propensity score matching is employed. In order to control for the endogeneity of other variables in the model, estimations are performed using the system GMM estimator. The results show that for low technology manufacturing, receipt of an RSA grant leads to a fall in TFP


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no12 [pp. 2555-2571]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 4 tabl.



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