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CentrePiece article
Productivity: Understanding Regional Differences
Patricia Rice and Anthony J. Venables
October 2004
Paper No' CEPCP162:
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CentrePiece 9 (3) Autumn 2004

What drives variations in economic performance across Britain? Patricia Rice and Tony Venables find that access to cities has a big influence on regional productivity.

This article summarises 'Spatial Determinants of Productivity:Analysis for the Regions of Great Britain' by Patricia Rice and Anthony J Venables, CEP Discussion Paper No. 642. The paper was written as part of the Evidence Based Policy Fund project 'Regional Inequalities in the UK: Productivity, Earnings and Skills'.