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Estimates of capital stocks and capital productivity in Austrian manufacturing industries, 1978 -1994

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  • Werner Hölzl

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    (Vienna University of Economics & B.A.)

  • Robert Leisch

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    (Vienna University of Economics & B.A.)

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We present gross, net and productive capital stock estimates for 20 industries of the Austrian manufacturing sector based on the perpetual inventory method for the period 1969-1994. The estimation of the net capital stocks and the volume index of capital services follows an integrated method derived from the neoclassical theory of investment. Based on the estimates we calculate capital intensity and capital productivity measures for the 20 industries and provide estimates of capital productivity developments. We find that capital productivity decreased only for 5 out of the 20 industries. The other industries showed in part marked increases in both capital and labor productivity.

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Paper provided by Vienna University of Economics Research Group: Growth and Employment in Europe: Sustainability and Competitiveness in its series Working Papers with number geewp41.

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Keywords: Capital Services; Capital Productivity; Austria; Manufacturing;

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