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The level of development and the determinants of productivity growth: a cross-country analysis

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This article examines the effects of technology on productivity growth by disaggregating total output into sectoral components, exploring the roles of investment and technology on productivity growth for countries in different income groups. It finds that for low-income countries, investment is the most important determinant of productivity growth. While investment plays an important role in determining productivity growth in middle-income countries, additional effects resulting from technological change also emerge. Investment ceases to have a significant effect on productivity growth in high-income countries.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840110092718

Publication date: June 15, 2002

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