Productive Learning in Colombia's Manufacturing Industry: A Sector-Level Study
Julián Durán Peralta
Universidad Santiago de Cali - USC
August 30, 2010
Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 29, No. 52, 2010
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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Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: learning by doing, production functions, industry, panel data
JEL Classification: C33, D24, L60, O14
Date posted: January 20, 2011