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The productivity slowdown and its policy implications

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  • Palle S. Andersen

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This paper analyses the recent productivity slowdown, attempting to distinguish permanent from cyclical changes. It then considers the implications for anti-inflationary policies, discussing the short-run effects of more restrictive policies as well as the prospects for reducing inflation in the medium term.

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  • Palle S. Andersen, 1983. "The productivity slowdown and its policy implications," BIS Working Papers 8, Bank for International Settlements.
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