Sectoral productivity convergence, input-output structure, and network communities in Japan

We study sectoral productivity convergence in Japan through the input-output structure of the economy and its network representation.

Industrial Productivity Divergence and Input-Output Network Structures: Evidence from Japan 1973–2012

The paper evaluates the input--output structure of Japan through the lens of a community-detection algorithm from network theory. Results suggest the existence of two input--output network structures: a stationary community and a transitional community. Also, industrial divergence and instability in community membership are not necessarily indicative of low productivity performance

A Comparison of TFP Estimates via Distribution Dynamics: Evidence from Light Manufacturing Firms in Brazil

While the LP framework shows relatively less mobility, two convergence clusters in the transition stage, and a bumpy distribution in the long run; the ACF framework shows relatively more backward mobility, a unique convergence cluster in the transition, and a highly symmetric distribution in the long run.

Essays on Aggregate Productivity, Structural Change, and Misallocation

Why are some countries much more prosperous than others? This book argues that differences in average labor productivity, patterns of structural change, and labor misallocation across sectors explain most of the observed differences in economic prosperity around the world