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Aportes a la Medición de niveles de productividad: el caso uruguayo en perspectiva comparada

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  • Cecilia Lara

    (Programa de Historia Económica y Social, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

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International comparisons of productivity levels require conversion factors appropriate to express two or more countries in a single currency. This paper presents the application of a methodology called industry of origin through which it is possible to obtain conversion factors that overcome the problems of using the exchange rate or purchasing power parities. These conversion factors are based on economic census data of the countries involved, and from this information price ratios are estimated, which show the differences between the outputs of each country. The potential of the industry of origin approach lies on its sectoral comparative level analysis of productivity. This methodology was applied in this case for the manufacturing sector in Uruguay and the United States in 1988.

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  • Cecilia Lara, 2013. "Aportes a la Medición de niveles de productividad: el caso uruguayo en perspectiva comparada," Documentos de trabajo 29, Programa de Historia Económica, FCS, Udelar.
  • Handle: RePEc:ude:doctra:29
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    Keywords

    international comparison; productivity; economic sectors;
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    JEL classification:

    • N60 - Economic History - - Manufacturing and Construction - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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