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Long run dynamics of productivity growth

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  • Angus Maddison

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The paper analyses the developments in labour productivity over the past century and examines the factors which explain variations in its pace of growth. The author distinguishes four main phases: 1870-1913, 1913-50, 1950-70 and the 1970s. The main question at hand is why the postwar record has been so brilliant by historical standards, and to the contrary why it has slackened in the 1970s. The author concludes that the postwar situation, which favored high and relatively steady expansion of demand, was interrupted by policy changes which brought on new rules of behavior.

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  • Angus Maddison, 1979. "Long run dynamics of productivity growth," BNL Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 32(128), pages 3-43.
  • Handle: RePEc:psl:bnlaqr:1979:11
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    1. Landon-Lane, John S. & Robertson, Peter E., 2009. "Long-run growth in the OECD: A test of the parallel growth paths hypothesis," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 346-355, July.
    2. Wang, Jue & Liu, Xiaming & Wei, Yingqi & Wang, Chengang, 2014. "Cultural Proximity and Local Firms’ catch up with Multinational Enterprises," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 1-13.
    3. Robert Boyer & Pascal Petit, 1981. "Progrès technique, croissance et emploi : Un modèle d'inspiration kaldorienne pour six industries européennes," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 32(6), pages 1113-1153.
    4. Gilbert Abraham-Frois & Pierre Malgrange, 2001. "Présentation générale," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 150(4), pages 89-94.

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    Keywords

    productivity; labour; growth;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy

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