Productivity Convergence in OECD Manufacturing Industries
The extent of beta- and sigma-convergence of average labor productivity across manufacturing industries in 18 OECD-countries over the period 1972-1992 show large inter-industry differences. One reason for these differences is knowledge and capital barriers preventing catch-up to occur. We find the level of average labor productivity, as a proxy for these barriers, to be correlated with the extent of convergence.
|Keywords||convergence, labor productivity, manufacturing|
Carree, M.A., Klomp, L., & Thurik, A.R.. (1999). Productivity Convergence in OECD Manufacturing Industries (No. TI 99-065/3). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/7715