Is the Convergence Party over? Labour productivity and the technology gap in Europe

Filippetti, Andrea and Peyrache, Antonio (2013) Is the Convergence Party over? Labour productivity and the technology gap in Europe. Journal of Common Market Studies, 51 6: 1006-1022. doi:10.1111/jcms.12066


Author Filippetti, Andrea
Peyrache, Antonio
Title Is the Convergence Party over? Labour productivity and the technology gap in Europe
Journal name Journal of Common Market Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9886
1468-5965
Publication date 2013-11
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/jcms.12066
Volume 51
Issue 6
Start page 1006
End page 1022
Total pages 17
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Closing the technology gap to reduce labour productivity disparities across Europe is crucial for the European cohesion policy. This article explores the sources of labour productivity growth in Europe over the period 1993–2007 in light of the enlargement process. Labour productivity growth has been mostly driven by capital accumulation. New Member States have significantly reduced their inefficiency and their technology gap. Disparities in the levels of labour productivity are still substantial and, to a considerable extent, they can be attributed to technology gap differences. This raises concerns about the process of convergence in labour productivity in Europe and suggests further policies aimed at reducing the technology gap.
Keyword Relative Contributions
Growth
Countries
Innovation
Capabilities
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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