In recent years, literature has linked structural reforms with productivity growth. Considering Portugal’s recent comprehensive reform agenda, this topic acquires particular relevance. Using data for Portuguese firms for the period 2006-2014, this paper assesses the impact of structural reforms on firms’ productivity. In line with existing literature, the analysis shows that most reforms entail long-term gains, despite, in some reform areas, the existence of short-term costs. In general, there are important differences across reform areas and across firms, namely when comparing firms with different productivity levels. The firms’ distance to the technological frontier mediates the impact of reforms, either by potentiating its effects or by curbing them, depending on the reform area.
Video — 1 videodisc (PAL, 51 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"Tchiloli is a play which as been staged in Sao Tome and Principe since the 1th century. It marks special occasions of the year. The text is attriubted to the blind Portuguese poet, Balthasar Dias: A tragédia do marquês de Mântua e do Imperador Carlos Magno (The Tragedy of the Marquis of Mantua and the Emperor Charlemagne). The play was introduced into São Tome and the Prìncipe by the Portuguese who came to seed and grow sugarcane."--Container.