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

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdinburgh School of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Number of pages16
Volume289
StatePublished - Oct 2018

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NameEdinburgh School of Economics Discussion Paper Series

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.

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  • input-output, development accounting, productivity

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