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The Solow residual, Domar aggregation, and inefficiency: a synthesis of TFP measures

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  • Thijs Raa
  • Victoria Shestalova

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We consolidate and interrelate the four main approaches to the measurement and decomposition of total factor productivity growth, namely Solow’s residual analysis, the index number approach, Data Envelopment Analysis, and Domar aggregation. Two new results link the general technology TFP growth measure to the industry Solow residuals and inefficiency.
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  • Thijs Raa & Victoria Shestalova, 2011. "The Solow residual, Domar aggregation, and inefficiency: a synthesis of TFP measures," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 36(1), pages 71-77, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:36:y:2011:i:1:p:71-77
    DOI: 10.1007/s11123-010-0205-z
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    Keywords

    TFP; Solow residual; Index numbers; Data envelopment analysis; Input–output analysis; Domar aggregation; Malmquist index; D24; O47;
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    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • D - Microeconomics

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