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Productive Learning in Colombia's Manufacturing Industry: A Sector-Level Study

Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 29, No. 52, 2010

23 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2011  

Julián Durán Peralta

Universidad Santiago de Cali - USC

Date Written: August 30, 2010

Abstract

In order to analyze the effects of learning by doing in Colombian industry, sector-level production functions are estimated to four CIIU digits using panel data models. The results show that productive experience, represented by accumulated production per worker, has important positive effects on the present productivity of the industry. Moreover, it is established that other factors, such as skilled labor, the modernity of capital, and technical change in the economy as a whole, have an impact on the performance of the manufacturing sector.

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Keywords: learning by doing, production functions, industry, panel data

JEL Classification: C33, D24, L60, O14

Suggested Citation

Durán Peralta, Julián, Productive Learning in Colombia's Manufacturing Industry: A Sector-Level Study (August 30, 2010). Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 29, No. 52, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1668928

Julián Durán Peralta (Contact Author)

Universidad Santiago de Cali - USC ( email )

Calle 5 No. 62-00
Barrio Pampalinda, Valle del Cauca 5183000
Colombia

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