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On the Tang and Wang Decomposition of Labour Productivity Growth into Sectoral Effects

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Tang and Wang provided a decomposition of economy wide labour productivity into sectoral contribution effects. The present note reworks their methodology to provide a more transparent and simple decomposition. This new decomposition is then related to another decomposition due to Gini and analyzed by Balk. Overall growth in labour productivity is due to three factors: (i) growth in the labour productivity of individual sectors; (ii) changes in real output prices of the sectors and (iii) changes in the allocation of labour across sectors.

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  • Diewert, Erwin, 2008. "On the Tang and Wang Decomposition of Labour Productivity Growth into Sectoral Effects," Economics working papers erwin_diewert-2008-6, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 16 Apr 2008.
  • Handle: RePEc:ubc:bricol:erwin_diewert-2008-6
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    1. Jianmin Tang & Weimin Wang, 2004. "Sources of aggregate labour productivity growth in Canada and the United States," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 37(2), pages 421-444, May.
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    1. Ricardo de Avillez, 2012. "Sectoral Contributions to Labour Productivity Growth in Canada: Does the Choice of Decomposition Formula Matter?," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 24, pages 97-117, Fall.
    2. Andrew Sharpe & Bert Waslander, 2014. "The Impact of the Oil Boom on Canada's Labour Productivity Performance," CSLS Research Reports 2014-05, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
    3. Michael-John Almon & Jianmin Tang, 2011. "Industrial Structural Change and the Post-2000 Output and Productivity Growth Slowdown: A Canada-U.S. Comparison," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 22, pages 44-81, Fall.

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    Keywords

    Index numbers; labour productivity; decompositions of aggregate labour productivity into sectoral effects.;

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    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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