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Price markups, innovation, and productivity: Evidence from Germany

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  • Ganglmair, Bernhard
  • Hahn, Nadine
  • Hellwig, Michael
  • Kann, Alexander
  • Peters, Bettina
  • Tsanko, Ilona

Abstract

Produktivität wird allgemein als treibende Kraft für das Wirtschaftswachstum und als Indikator für den materiellen Wohlstand einer Gesellschaft angesehen. Jedoch haben viele Industrieländer in den letzten Jahrzehnten ein rückläufiges Produktivitätswachstum und eine Ausweitung der Produktivitätsspreizung erlebt. Mögliche Erklärungen reichen von rückläufigen Investitionen in Forschung und Entwicklung über strukturelle Veränderungen im Hinblick auf Verschiebungen hin zu mehr Dienstleistungen bis hin zu vermehrten Messfehlern durch die zunehmende Digitalisierung. In diesem Bericht untersuchen wir die Rolle, die das Wettbewerbsumfeld eines Unternehmens für die eigene Produktivitätsentwicklung spielt. Ist eine zunehmende Branchenkonzentration - und der damit einhergehende erwartete Rückgang des Wettbewerbs - mit geringerer Produktivität verbunden? Und wenn ja, was ist die treibende Kraft dieses Effekts? [...]

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  • Ganglmair, Bernhard & Hahn, Nadine & Hellwig, Michael & Kann, Alexander & Peters, Bettina & Tsanko, Ilona, 2020. "Price markups, innovation, and productivity: Evidence from Germany," ZEW Expertises, ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, volume 8, number 222995.
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