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A Decomposition of Changes in Labour Productivity in Australia: 1970-71 to 1989-90

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  • Dixon, Peter B
  • McDonald, Daina

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The authors show that business-cycle phenomena, climatic conditions, and industrial structure are important determinants of annual variations in Australia's labor productivity growth. Another finding is that Australia's productivity slowdown in the 1980s was associated with a reduction in capital growth per unit of labor. The methodology relies on production functions at the industry level. The authors analyze the sensitivity of results to the specification of these functions. Copyright 1992 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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Article provided by The Economic Society of Australia in its journal The Economic Record.

Volume (Year): 68 (1992)
Issue (Month): 201 (June)
Pages: 105-17

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:68:y:1992:i:201:p:105-17

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  1. Menon, Jayant, 1998. "Total factor productivity growth in foreign and domestic firms in Malaysian manufacturing," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 9(2), pages 251-280.
  2. Guest, R.S. & McDonald, I.M., 1995. "The Volatility of the Socially Optimal Level of Investment," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 486, The University of Melbourne.

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