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Measuring Productivity

  • M. Del Gatto

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  • A. Di Liberto

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  • C. Petraglia

Quantifying productivity is a conditio sine qua non for empirical analysis in a number of research fields. The identification of the measure that best fits with the specific goals of the analysis, as well as being data-driven, is currently complicated by the fact that an array of methodologies is available. This paper provides economic researchers with an up-to-date overview of issues and relevant solutions associated with this choice. Methods of productivity measurement are surveyed and classified according to three main criteria - i) macro/micro; ii) frontier/non-frontier; iii) deterministic/econometric

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