Is dualism still a source of convergence in Europe ?

@inproceedings{Pigliaru1997IsDS,
  title={Is dualism still a source of convergence in Europe ?},
  author={Francesco Pigliaru},
  year={1997}
}
  • Francesco Pigliaru
  • Published 1997
This paper aims at assessing whether dualistic mechanisms represent a significant component of the aggregate labour productivity convergence observed across the European regions in the 1980s. The potential of an explanation of convergence based – in part, at least – on the existence of dualism in some of the initially poorer regions has been largely ignored by the literature. We use a dualistic model based on Dixit (1970) and on Mas-Colell and Razin (1973) to obtain hypotheses to be tested in… CONTINUE READING

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