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International Comparisons of Industry Output, Inputs and Productivity Levels: Methodology and New Results

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  • Robert Inklaar
  • Marcel Timmer

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In this paper we provide new evidence on relative levels of output, inputs and productivity at a detailed industry level for a set of seven countries. These comparisons are based on sectoral output measures that exclude intra-industry flows. We argue that this improves international comparability and the insightfulness of the analysis. Productivity levels are relatively similar in the European and Anglo-Saxon countries we analyze, but we do find large differences in production structures. US industries use more skilled labour, more ICT capital, more services and more energy, but less materials, per unit of output than the other countries. This pattern is found for both goods-producing and services-producing industries.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economic Systems Research.

Volume (Year): 19 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 343-363

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Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:19:y:2007:i:3:p:343-363

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Keywords: International comparisons; productivity; input-output tables; structure of production;

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  1. Pamfili Antipa & Marie-Elisabeth de la Serve, 2010. "International Comparisons of Industry-based Productivity Levels in the Financial and Business Service Sectors," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 19, pages 66-81, Spring.
  2. Heshmati, Almas & Kumbhakar, Subal C., 2011. "A General Model of Technical Change with an Application to the OECD Countries," IZA Discussion Papers 6004, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Robert Inklaar & Marcel P. Timmer & Bart van Ark, 2007. "Mind the Gap! International Comparisons of Productivity in Services and Goods Production," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 8, pages 281-307, 05.
  4. López-Pueyo, Carmen & Mancebón, María-Jesús, 2010. "Innovation, accumulation and assimilation: Three sources of productivity growth in ICT industries," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 268-285, March.

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