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Productivity convergence in the European regions, 1980-2003: A sectoral and spatial approach

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Villaverde, Jose; Maza, Adolfo

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Abstract This paper analyses the evolution of the EU productivity between 1980 and 2003, both across regions and sectors. By making use of various techniques (cross-section, non-parametric and spatial approaches) it concludes that: 1) the regional and sectoral dispersion of productivity is quite high; 2) the gains experienced in aggregate productivity are due entirely to the sectors productivity growth effect; 3) there is a weak beta-convergence process at the aggregate and sectoral levels; 4) the accounting decomposition of the aggregate productivity convergence process reveals the sectoral productivity growth effect to be the only responsible for regional catching-up; 5) finally, there are clear signs of spatial dependence which, when properly addressed, increase the speed of convergence at the aggregate level.
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 1299-1313
Journal Applied Economics, 40 (2008) 10
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)