Publication

Deconstructing the BRICs: Structural Transformation and Aggregate Productivity Growth

de Vries, G., Erumban, A. A., Timmer, M. P., Voskoboynikov, I. & Wu H.X., N. V., 2011, Groningen: GGDC, 43 p. (GGDC Working Papers; vol. GD-121).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Copy link to clipboard

Documents

  • gd121.pdf

    Final publisher's version, 571 KB, PDF document

This paper studies structural transformation and its implications for productivity growth in the BRIC countries based on a new database that provides trends in value added and employment at a detailed 35-sector level. We find that for China, India and Russia reallocation of labour across sectors is contributing to aggregate productivity growth, whereas in Brazil it is not. However, this result is overturned when a distinction is made between formal and informal activities. Increasing formalization of the Brazilian economy since 2000 appears to be growth-enhancing, while in India the increase in informality after the reforms is growth-reducing.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGroningen
PublisherGGDC
Number of pages43
VolumeGD-121
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameGGDC Working Papers
PublisherGGDC
VolumeGD-121

    Keywords

  • structural change, BRIC countries, economic growth

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 15518398