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International evidence of time-variation in trend labor productivity growth

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  • Glocker, Christian
  • Wegmueller, Philipp

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We assess time-variation in labor productivity growth for a broad set of OECD countries over the period 1960–2016. The analysis utilizes a quarterly dataset and takes full account of the intensive labor margin. We apply ‘data-hungry’ endogenous break tests and time-varying parameters median-unbiased estimation. While the decline in labor productivity growth is particularly striking for European countries and Japan, it is rather mild in Anglo-Saxon economies.

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  • Glocker, Christian & Wegmueller, Philipp, 2018. "International evidence of time-variation in trend labor productivity growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 167(C), pages 115-119.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:167:y:2018:i:c:p:115-119
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.03.025
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    Keywords

    Labor productivity growth; Structural break tests; Time-varying parameters; Median-unbiased estimation;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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