The Dynamics of Labour Productivity across Italian Provinces: Convergence and Polarization
AbstractThis paper analyses the dynamics of labour productivity across Italian Provinces in the period 1995-2006. Inequality decreased but a clear pattern of polarization emerged, with the formation of a cluster of high-productive provinces in the North and Center-West of Italy and a cluster of low-productive provinces in the South and in the Center-East. A core of provinces belonging to ?ve regions (Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany and Lazio) appears to bene?t of a higher growth of productivity. This regional component favoured both inequality and polarization, while the initial level of productivity decreased inequality but increased polarization.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy in its series Discussion Papers with number 2010/105.
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distribution dynamics; spatial dependence; output composition; entrepreneurial fabric; human capital.;
Other versions of this item:
- Fiaschi Davide & Gianmoena Lisa & Parenti Angela, 2011. "The Dynamics of Labour Productivity Across Italian Provinces: Convergence and Polarization," Rivista italiana degli economisti, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 2, pages 209-240.
- C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
- O52 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-12-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-EFF-2010-12-04 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-GEO-2010-12-04 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HRM-2010-12-04 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-URE-2010-12-04 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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