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Ward, D., Doyle, E., Shapira, P. and Kuah, A.T.H.
Technical Report 1: Comparison of Northern Irelandís Productivity and Efficiency across Services and Manufacturing
Northern Ireland
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Northern Ireland.
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Internationally traded sectors are capable of transferring wealth into a region and are,

therefore, central to the development of economic prosperity. This report examines

the productive efficiency of important internationally traded sectors across

manufacturing and advanced services. The Small Open Economies (SOEs) of Republic

of Ireland, Singapore and New Zealand are selected as comparator economies for

Northern Ireland. These are developed economies for which the sectors of Banking,

Chemical and Food serve as internationally traded sectors of reference. The report

estimates efficiency over the period of the mid 2000ís within each location and also

across the locations, enabling a comparison of Northern Irelandís efficiency against the

other SOEs.

Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is used to measure technical efficiency, scale

efficiency, and the development of efficiency over time for each sector and location.

This permits analyses, within and across our selected SOEs, of the extent to which (a)

leading firms maximise their output given their inputs - technical efficiency; (b) leading

firms operate at a scale of production appropriate to producing output at relatively

low cost - scale efficiency; and (c) how the productivity performance across such firms

has changed over time.
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