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Heterogeneity, Trust, Human Capital and Productivity Growth: Decomposition Analysis

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  • Eiji Yamamura
  • Inyong Shin

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This paper uses panel data from Japan to decompose productivity growth measured by the growth of output per labour unit into three components of efficiency improvement, capital accumulation and technological progress. It then examines their determinants through a dynamic panel model. This paper focuses on how inequality, trust and humans affect the above components. The main findings derived from empirical estimations are: (1) Inequality impedes not only improvements in efficiency but also capital accumulation. (2) A degree of trust promotes efficiency improvements and capital accumulation at the same time. However, human capital merely enhances improvements in efficiency.

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  • Eiji Yamamura & Inyong Shin, 2012. "Heterogeneity, Trust, Human Capital and Productivity Growth: Decomposition Analysis," Journal of Economics and Econometrics, Economics and Econometrics Society, vol. 55(2), pages 51-77.
  • Handle: RePEc:eei:journl:v:55:y:2012:i:2:p:51-77
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    Keywords

    Heterogeneity; inequality; trust; data envelopment analysis.;

    JEL classification:

    • E25 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Aggregate Factor Income Distribution
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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