Publication Date

1983

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bechdolt, Burley

Degree Name

C.A.S. (Certificate of Advanced Study)

Department

Department of Economics

LCSH

Industrial location--Economic aspects--United States||Industrial productivity--Environmental aspects--United States

Abstract

This study attempts to show that the production function for a given industry associated with urban areas yields a greater output than that associated with rural areas for a given vector of inputs. For purposes of estimation and hypothesis testing, the production function is of the Cobb-Do’ug 1 as form with three inputs. Empirical estimates are based on cross-sectional data from the census of manufacturing for each manufacturing industry at the two-digit level of the standard industrial classification. From the data, two subsamples--"urban11 and "rural"--are created to obtain separate estimates of the parameters of the production function. The empirical results indicate that for 12 of the 19 industries studied, there is no significant difference between the urban and rural production functions, and, for the remaining 7 industries, the results are not conclusive but do suggest that output elasticities of some factors are greater for urban areas than for rural areas.

Comments

Bibliography: pages 29-30.

Extent

v, 30 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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