Understanding the Global Dynamics of Sectoral Labor Productivity

9 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2017

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Roberto Roson

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia; Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy; Loyola Andalucia University

Date Written: August 11, 2017

Abstract

This study provides some empirical evidence and quantification of differences in labor productivity among industries and countries. Using a recently available data base of value added per worker, country and time fixed effects are estimated first for various industries. Results are subsequently elaborated, to identify some time trends and sectoral profiles by country, which are in turn employed in a cluster analysis, summarizing some salient characteristics of industrial labor productivity in different economies.

Keywords: Labor productivity, structural change, economic dynamics, cluster analysis

JEL Classification: C23, C82, O11, O47

Suggested Citation

Roson, Roberto, Understanding the Global Dynamics of Sectoral Labor Productivity (August 11, 2017). University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Dept. of Economics Research Paper Series No. 15/WP/2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3029126 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3029126

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