The Role of the Service Sector in Brazil, Mexico and the USA
My research has benefited enormously fiom the help of various academics and statisticians. I am particularly grateful to Eduardo Pereira Nunes and Regis Bonelli in Brazil, Victor Urquidi, Enrique Hernandez Laos and Ruud Buitelaar in Mexico, and Al Madansky and Micheal Ward in the USA. I thank the members of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre, E3art van Ark, Andrd Hohan, Remco Kouwenhoven, Dirk Pilat, M a d Timmer and AdamSzinnai, whose comments and suggestions have been very useful. I acknowledge in particular Bart van Ark’s advice on the adaptation of the ICOP approach to services and his suggestions on Chapters 2 and 3. I also very much appreciate the comments fi.om Ronald Albers, Banard Chane Kune, Niels Hermes, Nina Kousnetzo~Sarah Pressman, Isabelle Rabaud, Jan Pieter Smits, Daan van Soest, Cor van Stralen and Albert de Vaal. I a grateful far comments received at m seminars at the Brazilian Institute for Economic Research (IPEA), Institute of Social Studies, Inter-American Development Bank, University of Chicago, Ltn ai America University for Social Sciences (FLACSO), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the NBER conference ‘International and Interarea Comparisons of Prices, Income and Output’ and at meetings of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth. I thank Edwin Evers f a his editorial help, and Laure Boivin for her excellent help in the layout of the text. Thanks to Sylvie Montout and Luis Peres Lopes for letting me use the h i t s of our research. I owe thanks to the...
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