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Deconstructing Growth in UK Manufacturing

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  • Cameron, G.
  • Proudman, J.
  • Redding, S.

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This paper is concerned with the nature of economic growth in 19 manufacturing industries between 1970-92. There is substantial heterogeneity (both across sectors and time) in rates of growth of value-added, hours worked, labour productivity and Total Factor Productivity during the sample period. The decline in constant price value-added in aggregate manufacturing during the sample period is associated with significant changes in the relative size of individual sectors, and with noticeable chanegs in performance between the two peak-to-peak business cycles 1973-79 and 1979-89.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance & Institute of Economics in its series Papers with number 28.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:cepies:28

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Keywords: ECONOMIC GROWTH ; PRODUCTIVITY ; MANUFACTURES;

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Cited by:
  1. Gavin Cameron, 2003. "Why Did UK Manufacturing Productivity Growth Slow Down in the 1970s and Speed Up in the 1980s?," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 70(277), pages 121-141, February.
  2. Héctor Salgado Banda & Lorenzo Bernal Verdugo, 2011. "Multifactor productivity and its determinants: an empirical analysis for Mexican manufacturing," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 36(3), pages 293-308, December.
  3. Gavin Cameron & James Proudman & Stephen Redding, 1999. "Openness and its association with productivity growth in UK manufacturing industry," Bank of England working papers 104, Bank of England.
  4. James Proudman & Stephen Redding & Marco Bianchi, 1997. "Is International Openness associated with faster economic growth?," Bank of England working papers 63, Bank of England.
  5. Stephen Redding & James Proudman, 1998. "Productivity convergence and international openness," Bank of England working papers 77, Bank of England.

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