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Production structure of the services sector in countries at different development levels
Although the services sector accounts for nearly 70% of employment and income in developed and developing countries alike, it is well known that the economic performance of the tertiary sector does not depend exclusively on its capacity to add value. This article will evaluate the productive structure of the sector, by considering intra- and ...
CEPAL Review no.97
Determinants of structural heterogeneity in Mexican manufacturing industry, 1994-2008
This article analyses the stagnation of productivity and the increasing structural heterogeneity of Mexican manufacturing industry in the period 1994-2008. Traditional indicators of dispersion are estimated for 200 activity classes, 50 branches and nine divisions of the manufacturing sector; and these corroborate the widening disparity in productive ...
Natural resources: the current debate
Productivity, growth and industrial exports in Brazil
Because productivity is a determinant of comparative advantages over the medium and long terms, the relationship between productivity, industrial growth and exports of manufactures is coming under increasing scrutiny in studies on development and trade policy. This article analyses that relationship in Brazil, where the rise in industrial productivity ...
Chile: towards inclusive development
Technological change and structuralist analysis
Dedicated to Fernando Fajnzylber, In memoriam This article analyses the approach which ECLAC has taken to the subject of technology. In this respect, the author identifies two different periods. The first starts with the inception of ECLAC and continues up to the 1970s. This period, during which efforts focused on achieving Latin America's ...