The Effect of Accessibility on Productivity in Spanish Manufacturing Firms

28 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2015

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David Martín Barroso

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Juan A. Núñez‐Serrano

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Faculty of Economic Science and Business Studies

Francisco J. Velázquez

Universidad Complutense de Madrid - GRIPICO

Date Written: November 2015

Abstract

This paper evaluates the impact of accessibility on the productivity of Spanish manufacturing firms. We suggest the use of accessibility indicators of workers and commodities, integrating transport, land use, and individual components, computing real distances or traveling times using the Spanish full road network. Estimated firms’ total factor productivity is explained as a function of the accessibility indicators and additional control variables. Results evidence the crucial role on firms’ productivity to the accessibility of commodities and to a slightly lesser extent the workers.

Suggested Citation

Martín Barroso, David and Núñez‐Serrano, Juan A. and Velázquez, Francisco J., The Effect of Accessibility on Productivity in Spanish Manufacturing Firms (November 2015). Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 55, Issue 5, pp. 708-735, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2680412 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jors.12200

David Martín Barroso (Contact Author)

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

School of Business Administration
Somosaguas Campus
Madrid, Madrid 28223
Spain

Juan A. Núñez‐Serrano

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Faculty of Economic Science and Business Studies ( email )

Calle Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 5
Madrid, 28049
Spain

Francisco J. Velázquez

Universidad Complutense de Madrid - GRIPICO ( email )

Pabellon de Segundo
Somosaguas Campus
Madrid, Madrid E-28223
Spain
+34 91 394 24 58 (Phone)
+34 91 394 24 58 (Fax)

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