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  • Barbara M. Fraumeni


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    These comments express caution regarding the results of the article “Productivity or Employment: Is It a Choice?” by Andrea De Michelis, Marcello Estevão, and Beth Anne Wilson and recommend further investigation of the relationship between productivity and employment growth before definitive conclusions are reached. In particular, the authors are encouraged to attempt to take account of the age and educational attainment distribution of the workforce within a country in attempting to explain TFP growth.

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    Article provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its journal International Productivity Monitor.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2013)
    Issue (Month): (Spring)
    Pages: 61-64

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    Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:25:y:2013:6
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    1. Haizheng Li & Barbara M. Fraumeni & Zhiqiang Liu & Xiaojun Wang, 2009. "Human Capital In China," NBER Working Papers 15500, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Andrea De Michelis & Marcello M. Estevão & Beth Anne Wilson, 2013. "Productivity or Employment: Is It a Choice?," IMF Working Papers 13/97, International Monetary Fund.
    3. Gang Liu, 2011. "Measuring the Stock of Human Capital for Comparative Analysis: An Application of the Lifetime Income Approach to Selected Countries," OECD Statistics Working Papers 2011/6, OECD Publishing.
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