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Sources of productivity growth and convergence in ict industries: an intertemporal non-parametric frontier approach?

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  • Carmen López Pueyo

    () (Departamento de Estructura e Historia Económica y Economía Pública. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza)

  • Mª Jesús Mancebón Torrubia

    (Departamento de Estructura e Historia Económica y Economía Pública. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza)

Abstract

The present work decomposes labour productivity growth in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) sector in a set of given countries with the aim of identifying the relevance of localized innovation, capital intensification and catching up. The appropriate technology theory proposed by Basu & Weil (1998) extended with non-immediate spillovers (Los & Timmer, 2005) is the theoretical framework used. Decomposition of productivity growth is carried out from a non-parametric frontier approach following Maudos et al. (2000a) and Kumar & Russell (2002). The present work is also supplemented with kernel convergence analysis, which allows comparing growth paces in countries under study.

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  • Carmen López Pueyo & Mª Jesús Mancebón Torrubia, 2009. "Sources of productivity growth and convergence in ict industries: an intertemporal non-parametric frontier approach?," Documentos de Trabajo dt2009-04, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza.
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    1. Ceccobelli, M. & Gitto, S. & Mancuso, P., 2012. "ICT capital and labour productivity growth: A non-parametric analysis of 14 OECD countries," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 282-292.

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    Keywords

    ICT; productivity; Malmquist index; sequential frontier; appropriate technology; localized innovation; capital intensification; catching up; spillovers; hedonic prices; convergence; kernel.;

    JEL classification:

    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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