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Una propuesta metodológica para medir la productividad global


  • Xosé Antón Rodríguez González

    (Departamento de Econometría y Métodos Cuantitativos. Fac. Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.)


Para conocer con mayor exactitud la eficacia de la utilización de los inputs en la generación del output, no basta con el cálculo de los índices de productividad parcial, es preciso analizar la trayectoria de la productividad global. Los métodos tradicionales de medida de la productividad total se fundamentan en supuestos muy restrictivos. En este trabajo, proponemos un procedimiento alternativo de medida, genérico y flexible, que nos indica el comportameinto de ésta a partir de los factores o fuentes más importantes que la determinan. Pensamos que una propuesta metodológica, para ser efectiva, debe ser operativa y, por ello, contrastamos su bondad ilustrando su utilización para el caso de la minería metálica española. In order to know more accurately the efficiency in the utilization of the inputs in the generation of the output, is not enough the calculation of indexes of parcial productivity, it is needed to analyse the path of the global productivity. The traditional methods to asses the total productivity are based on very restrictive hypothesis. In this paper, we propose an alternative measurement process, generic and flexible, that show us the performance of it from the main factors or sources that determine it. We thik that a methodological proposal, for being effective, should also be operative, thus we tested its capacity by illustrating its use for the case of the spanish metallic mining sector.

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  • Xosé Antón Rodríguez González, 1995. "Una propuesta metodológica para medir la productividad global," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 4, pages 95-113, Diciembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:4_3_6

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    Total Productivity; Divisia Indez; Applied Econometrics; Metallic Mining;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence


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