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Productivity Analysis in the Spanish Cultural and Leisure Industry: A Regional Perspective/Análisis de la productividad en el sector de la cultura y el ocio español: una perspectiva regional



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    () (Unidad de Investigación en Economía Aplicada a la Cultura. Departament Economia Aplicada, Universitat de València. Campus Tarongers S/N, Valencia)


The Culture and Leisure Industries represent an increasing share of the Spanish GDP. In this way, considering the different factors of the competitivity, the productivity of these industries is analysed for the midnineties to a regional level.The results at which we arrived allow us to glimpse growth potentialities derived from technical progress and improvements in the scale economies. Another one of the facts this work confirms is the sectorial supremacy of the Community of Madrid, followed closely by Catalonia, Aragon and Galicia. El Sector de las Industrias de la Cultura y el Ocio representa una creciente participación en el PIB de la economía española. En este trabajo, con los datos disponibles, que se refieren al período comprendido entre 1993 y 1997 comprobamos la evolución de los productividad total de los factores, así como la distribución de las productividad aparente de los factores por CCAA. En el siguiente punto descomponemos esas variaciones de productividad según su origen a partir de técnicas no paramétricas y índices de Malmquist, para concluir que las mejoras de la productividad de las Industrias de la Cultura y el Ocio explican esa creciente participación en el PIB, que los incrementos de productividad vienen dados principalmente por variaciones en el progreso técnico y que la Comunidad de Madrid, ejerce un indiscutible y creciente liderazgo en este proceso.

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  • Marco-Serrano, Francisco & Rausell-Köster, Pau, 2006. "Productivity Analysis in the Spanish Cultural and Leisure Industry: A Regional Perspective/Análisis de la productividad en el sector de la cultura y el ocio español: una perspectiva regional," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 24, pages 635(24á)-63, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:24_2_16

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    Cultural and Leisure Industries; Productivity; Malmquist Indexes/Clave: Industrias de la Cultura y el Ocio; Productividad; Índices de Malmquist.;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General


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