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Sources of productivity growth and convergence in ict industries: an intertemporal non-parametric frontier approach?

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  • Carmen López Pueyo

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    (Departamento de Estructura e Historia Económica y Economía Pública. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza)

  • Mª Jesús Mancebón Torrubia

    (Departamento de Estructura e Historia Económica y Economía Pública. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza)

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    The present work decomposes labour productivity growth in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) sector in a set of given countries with the aim of identifying the relevance of localized innovation, capital intensification and catching up. The appropriate technology theory proposed by Basu & Weil (1998) extended with non-immediate spillovers (Los & Timmer, 2005) is the theoretical framework used. Decomposition of productivity growth is carried out from a non-parametric frontier approach following Maudos et al. (2000a) and Kumar & Russell (2002). The present work is also supplemented with kernel convergence analysis, which allows comparing growth paces in countries under study.

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    Paper provided by Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza in its series Documentos de Trabajo with number dt2009-04.

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    Keywords: ICT; productivity; Malmquist index; sequential frontier; appropriate technology; localized innovation; capital intensification; catching up; spillovers; hedonic prices; convergence; kernel.;

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