Total factor productivity, its components and drivers

Haider, Franz; Kunst, Robert M.ORCID: and Wirl, Franz (2021) Total factor productivity, its components and drivers. Empirica, 48 (2), pp. 283-327.

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We consider how the growth of total factor productivity (TFP) was affected by R&D, trade, information and communication technology, and catching-up for the period from 1990 to 2006. Our contributions are: Firstly, to decompose TFP growth into two distinct measures for catching-up and for innovation using the Malmquist index; secondly, to update related investigations. Summarizing our findings, catching-up effects are statistically important, whereas frontier shifts tend to be smaller with increasing distance to the frontier, and large differences exist and persist between sectors and countries.

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Keywords: Productivity, Convergence, Malmquist index, R&D, Trade, ICT
Research Units: Current Research Groups > Macroeconomics and Business Cycles
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 12:53
Last Modified: 10 May 2021 13:21
DOI: 10.1007/s10663-020-09476-4
ISSN: 0340-8744

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