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A model of the Keynesian theory for Portugal. Another approach

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  • Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues

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With this work we try to present an alternative model for Portugal based on the Keynesian theory. We built the model testing the validity of the well known “Verdoorn´s Law” which considers the relationship between the growth of productivity and output in the case of the Portuguese economy at a regional and sectoral levels (NUTs II) for the period 1995-1999. The importance of some additional variables in the original specification of Verdoorn´s Law is also tested, such as, trade flows, capital accumulation and labour concentration.

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  • Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "A model of the Keynesian theory for Portugal. Another approach," MPRA Paper 33629, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Keynesian theory; linear models; Portuguese regions;

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    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
    • C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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