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What determines productivity dynamics at the firm level? Evidence from Spain

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  • Stucchi, Rodolfo

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The current literature on firm dynamics considers the mobility of firms within the productivity distribution to be determined by exogenous random shocks. This paper evaluates human capital and learning by doing as possible factors determining the mobility once the exogenous shocks have taken place. The main contribution of the paper is to provide evidence on the endogenous mobility of firms within the productivity distribution.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 6564.

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Date of creation: 10 Oct 2007
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6564

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Keywords: Productivity dynamics; Human Capital; Learning by Doing;

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  1. Paloma López-García & Sergio Puente & Ángel Luis Gómez, 2007. "Firm productivity dynamics in Spain," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers 0739, Banco de Espa�a.

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