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New Developments in Productivity Analysis

Charles R. Hulten, Edwin R. Dean, and Michael Harper

Abstract

The productivity slowdown of the 1970s and 1980s and the resumption of productivity growth in the 1990s have provoked controversy among policymakers and researchers. Economists have been forced to reexamine fundamental questions of measurement technique. Some researchers argue that econometric approaches to productivity measurement usefully address shortcomings of the dominant index number techniques while others maintain that current productivity statistics underreport damage to the environment. This book proposes approaches to these issues. The result is an exposition of contemporary product ... More

Keywords: productivity slowdown, productivity growth, productivity measurement, productivity statistics, productivity analysis, policymakers, economists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780226360621
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226360645.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles R. Hulten, editor

Edwin R. Dean, editor

Michael Harper, editor

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