Is Technical Progress Sectorally Concentrated?: An Empirical Analysis for Western European Countries
AbstractPrevious research shows that technical progress at the industry level, measured by sectoral TFP growth, is more localized in continental European countries than in Anglo-Saxon countries. We use EU KLEMS data sets to decompose sectoral TFP for nine European countries by means of a Malmquist approach, in order to separate technical change. Applying Harberger diagrams, we describe the sectoral patterns of technical progress. The analysis reveals that in most European countries technological progress is much more evenly distributed across sectors than TFP.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 1217.
Length: 19 p.
Date of creation: 2012
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TFP; Generalized Malmquist Productivity Index; sectoral technical change;
Other versions of this item:
- Schiersch, Alexander & Gornig, Martin & Belitz, Heike, 2013. "Is technical progress sectorally concentrated? An empirical analysis for Western European countries," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79725, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
- O14 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
- E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-07-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-EFF-2012-07-01 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-EUR-2012-07-01 (Microeconomic European Issues)
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