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Drivers of Rural Firm Productivity Growth - RE0287

Description
The Department commissioned Frontier Economics to undertake an evidence review and modelling exercise in order to improve its understanding of the drivers of rural business productivity.
Objective
With the repatriation of much of local development policies to the UK following EU Exit, it is important the Department obtains a better understanding of the economic dynamics of rural areas in order to be able to influence the formulation of domestic SME and local economic development policies. In addition to this, in a policy domain often dominated by the perceived advantages of ‘agglomeration economies’, the study sought to highlight that rural areas can experience productivity growth both because of the nature of rural areas but also because of the implementation of appropriate policy interventions.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Drivers of Rural Firm Performance   (4184k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2018

To: 2019

Cost: £197,956
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Frontier Economics Ltd
Keywords
Rural Development              
Fields of Study
Rural Affairs