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The Productivity Paradox: Evidence from Indirect Indicators of Service Sector Productivity Growth

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  • Wolff, Edward N.

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Whereas difficulties in measuring the output of service sectors have been well documented, input measures are reasonably accurate. Using U.S. input-output data for the period 1958-87 and a number of indices of skill and occupational change derived from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and decennial census data covering the period 1960-1990, I find strong evidenec that among all industries in the economy industry productivity growth is positively related to R&D intensity and knowledge spillovers from other industries but negatively related to major restructuring of technology.

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  • Wolff, Edward N., 1997. "The Productivity Paradox: Evidence from Indirect Indicators of Service Sector Productivity Growth," Working Papers 97-39, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
  • Handle: RePEc:cvs:starer:97-39
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    Keywords

    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ; INPUT-OUTPUT ; PRODUCTIVITY ; SERVICE INDUSTRY;

    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O51 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - U.S.; Canada

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