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The convergence theories and the manufactured industry in Portugal


  • Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues


The aim of this paper is to present a further contribution to the analysis of absolute convergence, associated with the neoclassical theory, of the manufactured industry productivity at regional level and for the periods from 1986 to 1994 and from 1995 to 1999. The main conclusions that should be noted is which the signs of convergence different between the several manufactured industries.

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  • Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "The convergence theories and the manufactured industry in Portugal," MPRA Paper 33365, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:33365

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    1. Vitor Joao Pereira Domingues Martinho, 2011. "Sectoral Convergence in Output Per Worker Between Portuguese Regions," Papers 1110.5552,
    2. 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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    convergence theories; panel data; manufactured industry; Portuguese regions;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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