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Poland’s uninterrupted growth performance: new growth accounting evidence

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  • Michał Gradzewicz
  • Jakub Growiec
  • Marcin Kolasa
  • Łukasz Postek
  • Paweł Strzelecki

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Since 1992 Poland has experienced an exceptionally long spell of output growth that was not interrupted even by the global economic crisis. Using a growth accounting exercise based on new estimates of flows of capital and labour services in the Polish economy during the period 1996–2013, we study the structure of this growth, highlighting the key role of certain supply-side factors. Most notably, unlike other European countries, the Polish economy recorded both a marked increase in capital deepening, a big improvement in workforce composition (driven mostly by educational attainment), and an uninterrupted process of productivity convergence. We also comment on the supply-side factors which contributed to Poland’s relative resilience to the global economic crisis of 2007–2010.

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  • Michał Gradzewicz & Jakub Growiec & Marcin Kolasa & Łukasz Postek & Paweł Strzelecki, 2018. "Poland’s uninterrupted growth performance: new growth accounting evidence," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(2), pages 238-272, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:pocoec:v:30:y:2018:i:2:p:238-272
    DOI: 10.1080/14631377.2017.1398519
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    JEL classification:

    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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