India: Productivity and Sustainable Consumption in OECD Countries: 1980-2005
AbstractProductivity growth is the main long-run determinant of living standards. However, there are some distinctions between productivity growth as conventionally measured and the potential of the economy to raise living standards. Specifically, insofar as the share of depreciation in output increases, the rate of productivity growth will exceed the potential growth rate of living standards. The same will be the case if prices for investment goods decline relative to prices for consumption goods. This article adjusts for these factors to develop the concept of “sustainable consumption,” and compares trends in this variable with productivity growth in OECD countries for the 1980-2005 period.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its journal International Productivity Monitor.
Volume (Year): 15 (2007)
Issue (Month): (Fall)
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- E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
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- C80 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - General
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
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- Dean Baker, 2007. "The Productivity to Paycheck Gap: What the Data Show," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2007-11, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
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