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Sources of Labor Productivity Growth in the German Brewing Industry

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  • Giannis Karagiannis

    () (University of Macedonia, Department of Economics)

  • Magnus Kellermann

    () (The Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture)

  • Klaus Salhofer

    () (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Institute of Sustainable Economic Development)

Abstract

We decompose aggregate industry labor productivity growth into seven distinct components: input deepening, technical change, technical efficiency, scale effect, between-firm reallocation, effects from exits and entry. The first four components measure the productivity growth within a firm. The latter three components capture industry dynamics. Applied to a sample of 118 small and medium sized breweries in Germany over 13 years, we found that within-firm effects, in particular technical change and the scale effect, clearly dominated the effects from industry restructuring.

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  • Giannis Karagiannis & Magnus Kellermann & Klaus Salhofer, 2019. "Sources of Labor Productivity Growth in the German Brewing Industry," Working Papers 722019, Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.
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    Keywords

    labor productivity; productivity growth; structural change; brewing industry; Germany;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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