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Productivity in the U.S. Auto Industry: Evidence from Multiple Perspectives


  • Levinsohn, J.


This paper has reviewd productivity in the auto industry from three quite different approaches and then suggested and implemented a fouth approach. The appproach used is the only econometruc approach to measuring firm productivity that permits reporting firm-level productivity results, and it does so by using only widely available product-level data.

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  • Levinsohn, J., 1997. "Productivity in the U.S. Auto Industry: Evidence from Multiple Perspectives," Working Papers 392, Research Seminar in International Economics, University of Michigan.
  • Handle: RePEc:mie:wpaper:392

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    JEL classification:

    • D20 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - General
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment


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