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Plant closure in Britain since the Great Recession.

Harris, R. and Moffat, J. (2016) 'Plant closure in Britain since the Great Recession.', Economics letters., 140 . pp. 27-30.


One of the suggested explanations for the UK productivity puzzle is that, since the onset of the Great Recession, low productivity plants that would normally have closed have continued operating. This paper therefore investigates whether there has been a change in the relationship between productivity and closure since the recession. We find that, for a number of sectors, the negative association between TFP and closure that existed prior to the recession has been offset, or even reversed, since the recession.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Plant closure, Great Recession, Productivity.
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Publisher statement:© 2016 This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Date accepted:07 January 2016
Date deposited:15 January 2016
Date of first online publication:19 January 2016
Date first made open access:19 July 2017

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