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Some new international comparisons of productivity performance at the sectoral level

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  • Jim Malley
  • Anton Muscatelli
  • Ulrich Woitek

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We present several new measures of gross-output-based total factor productivity (TFP) at the sectoral level for manufacturing industries in the G-7 economies. We calculate measures of both TFP growth and comparative levels. These are obtained by combining conventional Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development sectoral data on labour and capital inputs with data on intermediate inputs from national input-output tables. Additionally, we derive cyclically corrected measures of TFP growth. Our evidence shows that the considerable gap in TFP between the USA and other G-7 economies is closing but remains significant. Copyright 2003 Royal Statistical Society.

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Article provided by Royal Statistical Society in its journal Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society).

Volume (Year): 166 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 85-104

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jorssa:v:166:y:2003:i:1:p:85-104

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  1. Markus Eberhardt & Francis Teal, 2010. "Productivity Analysis in Global Manufacturing Production," DEGIT Conference Papers, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade c015_019, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
  2. Johannes Van Biesebroeck, 2007. "Disaggregate Productivity Comparisons: Sectoral Convergence in OECD Countries," Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics tecipa-290, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
  3. Markus Eberhardt & Francis Teal, 2008. "Modeling Technology and Technological Change in Manufacturing: How do Countries Differ?," CSAE Working Paper Series 2008-12, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
  4. Malley, James R. & Muscatelli, V. Anton & Woitek, Ulrich, 2005. "Real business cycles, sticky wages or sticky prices? The impact of technology shocks on US manufacturing," European Economic Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 49(3), pages 745-760, April.

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