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Factor Misallocation and Development

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  • Diego Restuccia

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The large differences in income per capita across countries are mostly explained by differences in total factor productivity (TFP). This article summarizes the evidence on the importance of resource allocation across productive units in explaining the observed differences in TFP across countries.

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Paper provided by University of Toronto, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number tecipa-502.

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Date of creation: 14 Oct 2013
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Handle: RePEc:tor:tecipa:tecipa-502

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Keywords: misallocation; productivity; heterogeneous establishments; distortions.;

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