Economics at your fingertips  

Príčiny zaostávania nových členských krajín EÚ: empirická analýza na základe Montgomeryho dekompozície

Causes of Lagging Behind of New Member States of EU: Empirical Analysis by Montgomery Decomposition

Daniel Dujava

Politická ekonomie, 2012, vol. 2012, issue 2, 222-244

Abstract: We use the method of ideal Montgomery decomposition to explain differences in product per capita in new member states of EU and selected benchmark country of EU5 ? Netherlands ? on differences in total factor productivity (TFP), capital per inhabitant, rate of capacity utilization, rate of employment, average number of hours worked and in human capital. We find that in 2009 average TFP in new member countries reached only 60% of TFP of the Netherlands. Differences in TFP explain almost 80% of differences in product per capita. We investigate the role of technology and of allocative efficiency in low TFP. Our analysis suggests that unless a lag in technology is longer than 20 years, most part of low TFP is due to inferior allocative efficiency and not due to technology.

Keywords: efficiency; total factor productivity; capital; human capital; Structural Decomposition; Technology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)
free of charge

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Redakce Politické ekonomie, Vysoká škola ekonomická, nám. W. Churchilla 4, 130 67 Praha 3

Access Statistics for this article

Politická ekonomie is currently edited by Martin Mandel

More articles in Politická ekonomie from University of Economics, Prague Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Frantisek Sokolovsky ().

Page updated 2019-08-20
Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2012:y:2012:i:2:id:839:p:222-244