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Convergencia Y Cambio Estructural En La Unión Europea

Este trabajo estudia el papel desempeñado por el cambio estructural en el proceso de convergencia en productividad experimentado por las regiones europeas entre 1977 y 1990. Para ello se va a proceder a la estimación de ecuaciones de convergencia con datos regionales de sección cruzada considerando diferentes variables explicativas. Los resultados obtenidos sugieren la existencia de patrones de crecimiento de carácter mixto. Es decir, pueden existir mecanismos que favorezcan la convergencia en productividad de acuerdo con el modelo neoclásico. Sin embargo, paralelamente, el cambio estructural aparece como un factor explicativo importante en dicho proceso.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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