The objective of this paper is to explain the reasons behind the dynamics of labor productivity (LP) growth during a process of institutional and structural change. We show - by means of a theoretical discussion and an empirical analysis, conducted on a sample of 25 European countries for the period 1995–2016 - that four main channels contribute to explaining the evolution of LP. First, the speed of investment, which incorporates innovation and favors an increase of LP growth; second, the speed of Research and Development (R&D), which allows for the creation of new ideas and shows the “dynamism of a society”, having positive effects on LP; third, the deregulation of labor markets and the increase of temporary employment, both of which encourage labor-intensive strategies by firms, with low value-added and low productivity gains; fourth, the direction of structural change, which can take place toward services industries affected by “Baumol’s disease”.
|Titolo:||Structural change, institutions and the dynamics of labor productivity in Europe|
PARIBONI, RICCARDO (Corresponding)
|Citazione:||Pariboni, R., & Tridico, P. (2019). Structural change, institutions and the dynamics of labor productivity in Europe. JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS.|
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