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On The Measurement Of Total Factor Productivity: A Latent Variable Approach

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  • Fuentes, J. Rodrigo
  • Morales, Marco

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Despite the important role that total factor productivity (TFP) has played in the growth literature, few attempts have been made to change the methodology to estimate it. This paper proposes a methodology based on a state-space model to estimate TFP and its determinants. With this methodology, it is possible to reduce the measurement of our ignorance. As a by-product, this estimate yields the capital share in output and the long-term growth rate. When applied to Chile, the estimation shows a capital share around 0.5 and long-term growth of TFP around 1%. Capital accumulation tends to explain the growth rate in the fast growth periods under the econometric estimation more than the traditional growth accounting methodology.

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  • Fuentes, J. Rodrigo & Morales, Marco, 2011. "On The Measurement Of Total Factor Productivity: A Latent Variable Approach," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 15(2), pages 145-159, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:macdyn:v:15:y:2011:i:02:p:145-159_99
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    1. Aroca, Patricio & Garrido, Nicolás, 2017. "Sectoral breakdown of total factor productivity in Chile, 1996-2010," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), August.
    2. Sturla Furunes Kvamsdal, 2019. "Indexing of Technical Change in Aggregated Data," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 53(3), pages 901-920, March.
    3. Ayesha Ashraf & Dierk Herzer & Peter Nunnenkamp, 2016. "The Effects of Greenfield FDI and Cross-border M&As on Total Factor Productivity," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(11), pages 1728-1755, November.
    4. Donadelli, M. & Paradiso, A. & Livieri, G., 2019. "Adding cycles into the neoclassical growth model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 78(C), pages 162-171.
    5. Sturla Furunes Kvamsdal, 2016. "Technical Change as a Stochastic Trend in a Fisheries Model," Marine Resource Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 31(4), pages 403-419.
    6. Michael Donadelli & Vahid Mojtahed & Antonio Paradiso, 2015. "Technological Progress, Investment Frictions and Business Cycle: New Insights from a Neoclassical Growth Model," Working Papers LuissLab 15119, Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza, LUISS Guido Carli.
    7. Mohammad Zeqi Yasin, 2020. "Productivity: The Growth Accounting and The Stochastic Frontier Approach," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 40(4), pages 3020-3032.

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