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Author Tressel, Thierry, author

Title Does technological diffusion explain Australia's productivity performance? / prepared by Thierry Tressel
Published Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, Research Dept., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (42 pages) : illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/08/4
IMF working paper ; WP/08/4
Summary This paper analyzes the impact of product and labor market policies on technological diffusion and multi-factor productivity (MFP) in a panel of industries in 15 OECD countries over the period 1980 to 2003, with a special focus on Australia. We use a simple convergence empirical framework to show that, on average, convergence of MFP within industries across countries has slowed-down in the 1990s. In contrast, Australian industries have significantly caught-up with industry productivity best practices over the past 16 years, and have benefited from the diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). We show that reforms of both the labor and product markets since the early 1990s can explain Australia's productivity performance and adoption of ICTs
Notes "January 2008."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 24-27)
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Subject Industrial productivity -- Australia -- Econometric models.
Manpower policy -- Australia -- Econometric models.
Technological innovations -- Australia -- Econometric models.
Form Electronic book
Author International Monetary Fund. Research Department.
ISSN 2227-8885
ISBN 1451913192