The Role of the Structural Transformation in Aggregate Productivity

@inproceedings{Duarte2006TheRO,
  title={The Role of the Structural Transformation in Aggregate Productivity},
  author={Margarida Duarte and Diego Restuccia},
  year={2006}
}
In this paper, we document the reallocation of employment over time between agriculture, manufacturing, and services (the process of structural transformation) and the growth rate of sectoral labor productivity across countries. We find that countries are going through a remarkably similar process of structural transformation, although with a substantial lag for some countries. We investigate whether sectoral differences in labor productivity can account for differences in the process of… 
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