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Productivity Convergence in OECD Manufacturing Industries

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  • Martin A. Carree

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    (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Maastricht University)

  • Luuk Klomp

    (Statistics Netherlands and Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • A. Roy Thurik

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    (Erasmus University Rotterdam and EIM Small Business Research and Consultancy, Zoetermeer)

Abstract

The extent of beta- and sigma-convergence of average labor productivity across manufacturing industries in 18 OECD-countries over the period 1972-1992 show large inter-industry differences. One reason for these differences is knowledge and capital barriers preventing catch-up to occur. We find the level of averagelabor productivity, as a proxy for these barriers, to be correlated with the extent of convergence.

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  1. Georgios Fotopoulos, 2005. "Twin - Peaks in E.U. Regional Productivity Dynamics: a nonparametric analysis," Papers on Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group 2005-28, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group.
  2. Anders Sorensen, 2001. "Comparing Apples to Oranges: Productivity Convergence and Measurement across Industries and Countries: Comment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 91(4), pages 1160-1167, September.
  3. Xuemei Bai & Gang Li, 2004. "Industrial Productivity Convergence in China," Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 2(2), pages 155-168.
  4. Togo, Ken, 2002. "Productivity convergence in Japan's manufacturing industries," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 75(1), pages 61-67, March.
  5. Klaus Gugler & Michael Pfaffermayr, . "Convergence in Structure and Productivity in European Manufacturing?," WIFO Working Papers, WIFO 127, WIFO.
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  7. Riccardo Crescenzi & Guido Fabiani, 2007. "Globalizzazione e Convergenza dei Sistemi Agro-Alimentari delle economie industriali," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre', Department of Economics - University Roma Tre 0074, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
  8. Eliseo Díaz González, 2006. "La productividad total de factores en la industria eléctrica y electrónica. El caso de la industria maquiladora en México," Economia Mexicana NUEVA EPOCA, , vol. 0(2), pages 251-287, July-Dece.

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