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The Dynamics of Labour Productivity across Italian Provinces: Convergence and Polarization

Davide Fiaschi (), Lisa Gianmoena and Angela Parenti ()

Discussion Papers from Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Abstract: This paper analyses the dynamics of labour productivity across Italian Provinces in the period 1995-2006. Inequality decreased but a clear pattern of polarization emerged, with the formation of a cluster of high-productive provinces in the North and Center-West of Italy and a cluster of low-productive provinces in the South and in the Center-East. A core of provinces belonging to ?ve regions (Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany and Lazio) appears to bene?t of a higher growth of productivity. This regional component favoured both inequality and polarization, while the initial level of productivity decreased inequality but increased polarization.

Keywords: distribution dynamics; spatial dependence; output composition; entrepreneurial fabric; human capital. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 R11 O47 O52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-10-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff, nep-geo, nep-hrm and nep-ure
Note: ISSN 2039-1854
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