Wealth of the Nation: Scotland’s Productivity Challenge - Technical Appendix

Mark Mitchell, Robert Zymek

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Abstract

This note provides technical background information on some contents of the report Wealth of the Nation: Scotland’s Productivity Challenge (Kelly et al.,2018). The report shows that Scotland’s productivity performance is only middling in the OECD: Scotland would need to close a productivity gap of 20% to reach the top quartile of most productive OECD countries. It also illustrates that this gap can be attributed to a relatively low capital stock and low Total Factor Productivity (TFP) in equal measure. In this note, we make transparent the data and assumptions underlying these calculations.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdinburgh School of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Number of pages16
Volume289
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Publication series

NameEdinburgh School of Economics Discussion Paper Series

Keywords

  • input-output
  • development accounting
  • productivity

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