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Sectoral Convergence in Output Per Worker Between Portuguese Regions

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  • Vitor Joao Pereira Domingues Martinho

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The aim of this paper is to present a further contribution to the analysis of absolute convergence (and), associated with the neoclassical theory, and conditional, associated with endogenous growth theory, of the sectoral productivity at regional level. Presenting some empirical evidence of absolute convergence of productivity for each of the economic sectors and industries in each of the regions of mainland Portugal (NUTS II and NUTS III) in the period 1986 to 1994 and from 1995 to 1999. The finest spatial unit NUTS III is only considered for each of the economic sectors in the period 1995 to 1999. They are also presented empirical evidence of conditional convergence of productivity, but only for each of the economic sectors of the NUTS II of Portugal, from 1995 to 1999. The structural variables used in the analysis of conditional convergence is the ratio of capital/output, the flow of goods/output and location ratio. The main conclusions should be noted that the signs of convergence are stronger in the first period than in the second and that convergence is conditional, especially in industry and in all sectors (1)(Martinho, 2011).

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  • Vitor Joao Pereira Domingues Martinho, 2011. "Sectoral Convergence in Output Per Worker Between Portuguese Regions," Papers 1110.5552, arXiv.org.
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    1. Sala-i-Martin, Xavier X., 1996. "Regional cohesion: Evidence and theories of regional growth and convergence," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 40(6), pages 1325-1352, June.
    2. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "Sectoral convergence in output per worker between Portuguese regions," MPRA Paper 32269, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Nazrul Islam, 1995. "Growth Empirics: A Panel Data Approach," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 110(4), pages 1127-1170.
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    1. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "Application of Keynesian and convergence theories in Portugal. An alternative approach," MPRA Paper 32987, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "What said the economic theory about Portugal," MPRA Paper 33021, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "The Economic Theory and the Portuguese Manufactured Industry," EconStor Preprints 51350, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
    4. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "Application of Keynesian and convergence theories in Portugal. Differences and similarities," MPRA Paper 32910, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "The Keynesian and the convergence theories in the Portuguese manufactured industry. Another approach," MPRA Paper 33373, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Vitor Joao Pereira Domingues Martinho, 2011. "Sectoral Convergence in Output Per Worker Between Portuguese Regions," Papers 1110.5552, arXiv.org.
    7. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "The economic theory and the Portuguese manufactured industry. Another approach," MPRA Paper 33492, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "What said the neoclassical and endogenous growth theories about Portugal?," MPRA Paper 32631, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "Application of convergence theories and new economic geography in Portugal. An alternative analysis," MPRA Paper 32986, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "The convergence theories and the geographic concentration in the Portuguese manufactured industry," MPRA Paper 33411, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    11. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "The convergence theories and the geographic concentration in the Portuguese manufactured industry. Another approach," MPRA Paper 33407, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    12. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "The Keynesian and the convergence theories in the Portuguese manufactured industry," MPRA Paper 33371, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    13. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "The convergence theories and the manufactured industry in Portugal," MPRA Paper 33365, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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