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How Important Is Total Factor Productivity for Growth in Central, Eastern and Southeastern European Countries?

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The evolution of total factor productivity (TFP) is a key determinant of long-run economic growth of a country. In this paper we analyze the contributions from technological change at the industry level to an economy’s aggregate growth performance. Our derivation of economywide TFP growth entails three major improvements over the traditional Solow residual approach: First, we allow for non-constant returns to scale as well as changes in the utilization of input factors in our estimation of industry TFP growth. Second, we use a novel approach to aggregate TFP from the industry level to the macro level, which incorporates both direct and indirect effects through intermediate linkages within an economy. Third, we take account of open economy characteristics by assigning an explicit role to terms of trade shocks. Our calculations for the sample of ten Central, Eastern and Southeastern European EU member countries over the time period 1995–2009 are based on the newly available World Input- Output Database (WIOD).

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  • Konstantins Benkovskis & Ludmila Fadejeva & Julia Wörz, 2013. "How Important Is Total Factor Productivity for Growth in Central, Eastern and Southeastern European Countries?," Focus on European Economic Integration, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), issue 1, pages 8-27.
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    1. POPKOVA, Elena, 2014. "New Prospects Of Economic Growth In Context Of Underdevelopment Whirlpools Phenomena," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 14(1), pages 5-20.
    2. Agnieszka Gehringer & Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso & Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann Danzinger, 2016. "What are the drivers of total factor productivity in the European Union?," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, pages 406-434.
    3. Konstantins Benkovskis & Ludmila Fadejeva & Julia Wörz, 2013. "How Important Is Total Factor Productivity for Growth in Central, Eastern and Southeastern European Countries?," Focus on European Economic Integration, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), pages 8-27.

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    Keywords

    Total factor productivity; terms of trade; utilization; input-output table; Central; Eastern and Southeastern Europe;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
    • 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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