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Do inter-sectoral flows of services matter for productivity growth? an input/output analysis of OECD countries

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This article investigates the impact of technology-intensive services sectors on direct and indirect labour coefficients in a sample of OECD countries. We find that both domestic and imported services contribute to increase productivity. We also find that different service industries (transport, communication, financial, and business services) have a different impact on technological change in non-service sectors classified according to the Pavitt taxonomy. † E-mail:

Keywords: Input-output; Labour productivity; Services; Technology

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Teramo Viale Crucioli 122 Teramo Italy

Publication date: 2005-04-01

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