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Productividad en Chile: Determinantes y Desempeño

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  • Rodrigo Vergara

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the productivity experience of Chile over the last four decades. The major determinants of productivity growth are identified and, given this context, the country's strengths and weaknesses are assessed with regard to the factors behind productivity growth. Productivity growth has been very volatile over this period and it is highly correlated with the business cycle. To resume the process of high economic growth, Chile needs to make reforms in those areas that have a significant impact on productivity and in which the country is currently weaker in relative terms.

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  • Rodrigo Vergara, 2005. "Productividad en Chile: Determinantes y Desempeño," Documentos de Trabajo 296, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..
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    1. Cristián Mardones Poblete, 2010. "Evaluando Reformas Tributarias en Chile con un Modelo CGE," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 37(2 Year 20), pages 243-284, December.
    2. Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, 2006. "Chile's Economic Growth," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 43(127), pages 5-48.

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