How to boost productivity in the EU

Weyerstrass, Klaus ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5659-8991 (2018) How to boost productivity in the EU. European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research, EconPol Policy Briefs 2 (8), 15 p.

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Advances in total factor productivity (TFP) are important for sustaining economic growth in modern economies, in particular in the face of a declining working-age population. In this Policy Brief, we identify investment in research and development, good governance, the capital intensity, a high share of information technology in the total capital stock, and the number of industrial robots per employee as conducive for TFP growth. Based on the empirical results, policies that are beneficial for capital formation in general, investment in computer technology, research and development as well as the use of industrial robots could boost TFP in Europe.

Item Type: Discussion/ Working Paper (Unspecified)
Research Units: Macroeconomics and Economic Policy
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2018 10:57
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 12:06
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/4736

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