Productivity and structural heterogeneity in the Brazilian manufacturing sector: trends and determinants

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This paper discusses the evolution of firms’ productivity and structural heterogeneity (SH) in the Brazilian manufacturing industry in the 2000s. SH is defined (following the Latin American structuralist tradition) as a situation in which a large share of total firms is in the lowest productivity groups of the production structure, and there are very large… (More)

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