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Sources of productivity growth and convergence in ict industries: an intertemporal non-parametric frontier approach?

Carmen López Pueyo () and Mª Jesús Mancebón Torrubia
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Carmen López Pueyo: Departamento de Estructura e Historia Económica y Economía Pública. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza
Mª Jesús Mancebón Torrubia: Departamento de Estructura e Historia Económica y Economía Pública. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza

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Abstract: The present work decomposes labour productivity growth in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) sector in a set of given countries with the aim of identifying the relevance of localized innovation, capital intensification and catching up. The appropriate technology theory proposed by Basu & Weil (1998) extended with non-immediate spillovers (Los & Timmer, 2005) is the theoretical framework used. Decomposition of productivity growth is carried out from a non-parametric frontier approach following Maudos et al. (2000a) and Kumar & Russell (2002). The present work is also supplemented with kernel convergence analysis, which allows comparing growth paces in countries under study.

Keywords: ICT; productivity; Malmquist index; sequential frontier; appropriate technology; localized innovation; capital intensification; catching up; spillovers; hedonic prices; convergence; kernel. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O14 O33 O47 O57 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-04
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