Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/173298
Authors: 
Parteka, Aleksandra
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
GUT FME Working Paper Series A 1/2013(1)
Abstract: 
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the role of trade in productivity growth in a sample of 30 sectors in 25 EU countries in the period of rapid East-West integration. Shift-share analysis is used to show that changes in value added per hour worked in these countries appear to be mainly due to positive developments (rising productivity) within single industries and only to a lower extent result from a shift towards higher productivity activities. Trade is found to be an important positive determinant of intra-industry productivity growth in European countries. Exports and imports alike can be associated with efficiency gains, but intermediate good exchange and trade with New Member States exert a particularly strong influence on intra-industry productivity growth in the EU.
Subjects: 
productivity
trade
shift share analysis
European Union
JEL: 
F14
F16
O47
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/deed.pl
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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