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Productivity Growth in the US Food and Kindred Products Industry

  • Fousekis, Panos

The paper provides estimates of productivity growth in the 4-digit SIC food and beverages manufacturing industries in the US for the period 1986-96 using Balk's (2001) decomposition of the Malmquist productivity index (MPI). The empirical results suggest that for the overwhelming majority of industries productivity changes we driven primarily by technical change and technical efficiency change. A comparison between the Divisia index estimates provided by the US NBER and the MPI estimates shows that they had different distributions and the former were systematically lower than the latter.

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Article provided by Greek Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Agricultural Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 04 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:aergaa:26443
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