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Comparative Analysis of Output and Productivity in the Transport and Communication Sector: South Korea and Australia, 1990 to 1999


  • Boon Lee

    () (School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology)

  • William Shepherd

    (School of International Business, Griffith University)


This paper examines the output and productivity performance of the Transport and Communication sector in South Korea and Australia, from 1990 to 1999. The aim of the paper is two-fold. First, the paper is the first in a series which compares the performance of various industries within the service sector. Second, it introduces a method for derivation of appropriate currency converters or purchasing power parities (PPPs) to enable quantification of output and productivity at various disaggregated levels. This method is based on the industry-of-origin approach as refined by the International Comparisons of Output and Productivity (ICOP) project based at the University of Groningen.

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  • Boon Lee & William Shepherd, 2002. "Comparative Analysis of Output and Productivity in the Transport and Communication Sector: South Korea and Australia, 1990 to 1999," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 27(1), pages 53-75, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:27:y:2002:i:1:p:53-75

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    1. Bart van Ark & Erik Monnikhof & Nanno Mulder, 1999. "Productivity in services: an international comparative perspective," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 32(2), pages 471-499, April.
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