Structural transformation and sectoral productivity in Costa Rica

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15359/eys.24-55.4

Keywords:

productivity, structural transformations, sectoral productivity

Abstract

This paper documents the structural transformation process in Costa Rica during the 1950s and the subsequent six decades. It is widely documented that countries that grow in terms of income see employment shift away from the agricultural sector to the manufacturing and services sector. This same pattern can be observed in Costa Rica. However, this process has some peculiarities that will be discussed here. The paper presents counterfactual exercises using the Duarte & Restuccia (2010) model, calibrated with Costa Rican and American data.

Author Biographies

Alonso Alfaro Ureña, Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR)

Ph.D. en Economía. Investigador del Departamento de Investigación Económica del Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR), Costa Rica. Profesor, Escuela de Economía, Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), Costa Rica.

Alberto Vindas Quesada

Máster en Economía. Investigador del Departamento de Investigación Económica del Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR), Costa Rica.

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Published

03/13/2019

How to Cite

Structural transformation and sectoral productivity in Costa Rica. (2019). Economía Y Sociedad, 24(55), 53-77. https://doi.org/10.15359/eys.24-55.4

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Structural transformation and sectoral productivity in Costa Rica. (2019). Economía Y Sociedad, 24(55), 53-77. https://doi.org/10.15359/eys.24-55.4

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