Analysis of productivity and its determinants in the spanish manufacturing sector

This work focuses on analyzing the differences in productivity and the explanatory factors from a microeconomic perspective on a panel data over the period 2000-2010 in 30 Spanish industrial sectors NACE three-digit. The semiparametric methodology it’s proposed to estimate productivity that has allowed to consider the simultaneity of inputs and productivity. The main results show intra-and intersectoral differences in total factor productivity. Regarding the determinants of productivity, size is usually related to higher levels of productivity in parametric methods but in the case of semi-parametric methods this relationship is diverse (U-shape, inverted U-shape, wave-shape). The skills and capital intensity are related positively and negatively respectively.

Author: 
Justo de Jorge-Moreno
Journal Name: 
Int J Inf Res Rev
Volume No: 
04
Issue No: 
02
Year: 
2017
Paper Number: 
1723
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