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What determines productivity dynamics at the firm level? Evidence from Spain


  • Stucchi, Rodolfo


The current literature on firm dynamics considers the mobility of firms within the productivity distribution to be determined by exogenous random shocks. This paper evaluates human capital and learning by doing as possible factors determining the mobility once the exogenous shocks have taken place. The main contribution of the paper is to provide evidence on the endogenous mobility of firms within the productivity distribution.

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  • Stucchi, Rodolfo, 2007. "What determines productivity dynamics at the firm level? Evidence from Spain," MPRA Paper 6564, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6564

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    1. Paloma López-García & Sergio Puente & Ángel Luis Gómez, 2007. "Firm productivity dynamics in Spain," Working Papers 0739, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.

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    Productivity dynamics; Human Capital; Learning by Doing;

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    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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