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Management matters

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  • Alexopoulos, Michelle
  • Tombe, Trevor

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To evaluate the effect of managerial innovations on the economy, a series of new indicators capturing these advances is constructed. Three findings emerge from the analysis. First, following a positive managerial shock, output and productivity significantly increase and hours modestly rise in the short run. Second, management innovations are generally as important as non-managerial ones in explaining movements in these variables at business cycle frequencies. Finally, product and process innovations help to promote the development of new managerial techniques.

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  • Alexopoulos, Michelle & Tombe, Trevor, 2012. "Management matters," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(3), pages 269-285.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:59:y:2012:i:3:p:269-285
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2012.03.002
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