labour productivity, convergence, panel estimation, panel heterogeneity, common correlated effects

Publication date: 24 May 2005 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | External authors: Byrne, Joseph, Vecchi, M | JEL classification: C23, O12, O30, O40 | NIESR discussion paper number: 256
We consider labour productivity convergence between the US and the UK and France, using industry level data. We find evidence of panel heterogeneity, cross sectional correlation and weak evidence of productivity convergence at the industry level.