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Spatial infrastructure and productivity in Sweden. (English) Zbl 1274.91341
Summary: Infrastructure consists of durable resources that are classified as “collective goods” generating external effects. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the role of spatial infrastructure on the industrial productivity in Sweden by utilising two complementary approaches: a nonparametric approach (data envelopment analysis) and a parametric approach (production function).
These approaches are applied to a cross-section data set of regions in Sweden. These approaches show that metropolitan regions have relatively low road efficiencies in comparison with other regions in Sweden. On the other hand, the northern regions are more efficient than the southern regions.
MSC:
91B82 Statistical methods; economic indices and measures
91B38 Production theory, theory of the firm
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