Productivity convergence of manufacturing industries in Japanese MEA
The study presents (1) the convergence of labour productivity in manufacturing industries in Japanese MEAs during 1985 to 2000, using Markov chain transition matrix and (2) the speed of convergence to an ergodic distribution. The results indicate that (1) the labour productivities of all MEAs converge to different levels in the long-run and (2) its speed is as slow as the Solow's growth model.
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Volume (Year): 13 (2006)
Issue (Month): 10 ()
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