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Why did UK Manufacturing Productivity Growth Slow Down in the 1970s and Speed Up in the 1980s?

  • Cameron, G.

After a dramatic slowdown in the 1970s, productivity growth in UK manufacturing in the 1980s returned to something like its pre-slowdown trend. This paper constructs a quarterly dynamic model of TFP growth in UK manufacturing using cointegration techniques, correcting for a variety of measurement biases.

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Paper provided by Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford in its series Economics Papers with number 9924.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:nuf:econwp:9924
Contact details of provider: Web page: http://www.nuff.ox.ac.uk/economics/

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