Technology, Scale Effects und Productivity

Scale effects play an important role in modern economic theories, such as the new growth theory. There are theoretical reasons for a connection between the size of an economic unit and its (work) productivity. In an economically integrated world, however, the size of the country or region does not play a particularly significant role, since due to trade activities between countries and regions the size and scale effects are transferable. The following theoretical and empirical papers examine the context between size and work productivity of countries and regions with their economic interaction having been taken into account.