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Title: Determinants of labour productivity in Malta : evidence from a firm-level survey
Authors: Micallef, Brian
Keywords: Labor productivity -- Malta
Central Bank of Malta -- Economic conditions -- Surveys
Business enterprises -- Labor productivity -- Malta
Labor costs
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Centre of Sociological Research, Szczecin, Poland
Citation: Micallef, B. (2016). Determinants of labour productivity in Malta: evidence from a firm-level survey. Economics and Sociology, 9(4), 27-40.
Abstract: Labour productivity in Malta has been sluggish after the crisis. This study looks at the determinants of productivity in Malta by exploiting information from a unique firm-level survey using an empirical multivariate framework. Labour productivity is more likely to be lower in firms with a higher labour share, suggesting that the significant shift towards labourintensive services observed in recent years is likely to be an important driver behind the slowdown in productivity. Outsourcing and the characteristics of the workforce are also important determinants. On the contrary, credit constrained firms and those hit by adverse demand conditions are less likely to experience an improvement in productivity.
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