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Productivity developments abroad

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  • Christopher Gust
  • Jaime Marquez

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This article reviews recent productivity trends in foreign industrial countries. The focus of the analysis is on whether productivity abroad has accelerated to an extent comparable to that observed in the United States. The authors find that foreign labor productivity, unlike that of the United States, has not accelerated in the latter half of the 1990s and discuss the role played by information technology in influencing foreign productivity trends as well as cyclical and methodological factors that are important in the analysis of these trends.

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Article provided by Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) in its journal Federal Reserve Bulletin.

Volume (Year): (2000)
Issue (Month): Oct ()
Pages: 665-681

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgrb:y:2000:i:oct:p:665-681:n:v.86no.10

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Keywords: Productivity ; Information technology ; Labor productivity;

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