The impact of the Great Recession on TFP convergence among EU countries
Dolores Añón Higón,
Juan A. Mañez,
María E. Rochina-Barrachina,
Amparo Sanchis-Llopis () and
Juan A. Sanchis
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Maria Engracia Rochina Barrachina and
Juan A. Sanchis Llopis ()
Applied Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 25, issue 6, 393-396
This article provides evidence on the effect of the Great Recession on productivity convergence among European Union (EU) economies. We use firm data, aggregated at the country-year level, to analyse the evolution of beta-convergence on total factor productivity (TFP) for 2003–2014. We obtain a positive impact of the recession on TFP (unconditional and conditional) beta-convergence across EU economies. These results support the existence of a catching-up process within the EU during the recent financial crisis. Other macroeconomic and institutional characteristics are important in fostering TFP growth, namely R&D intensity and quality of governance.
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