Production function estimations and policy implications
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The main purpose of the dissertation is to provide the decision makers in local governments in Colorado with a information regarding the economic characteristics of industries and firms they need to attract to their regions to mitigate the inverse impacts of job loss, and local government revenue decreases during economic down turns. The dissertation estimates four different production functions classified in two groups; homogeneous functions, and non-homogeneous functions. The estimation is held at the industry level using firm level data for six major counties in Colorado. This is the first ...