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Technical change: It should be positive and make sense!

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  • Garcia, Fernando
  • César de Souza, Rogério
  • Pires, Jorge Oliveira

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We present the results of eight models that differ with respect to the time behavior of technical inefficiency and the presence of country heterogeneity. When taken into account, heterogeneity raises average technical change estimates, however technical progress rankings become counter-intuitive.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 388-391

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:3:p:388-391

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  1. Dimitris Christopoulos & Miguel León-Ledesma, 2009. "Efficiency and frontier technology in the aftermath of recessions: international evidence," Studies in Economics 0922, Department of Economics, University of Kent.

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