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Title New developments in productivity analysis / edited by Charles R. Hulten, Edwin R. Dean, Michael J. Harper
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 631 pages) : illustrations
Series NBER studies in income and wealth ; v. 63
Studies in income and wealth ; v. 63
Contents Total factor productivity / Charles R. Hulten -- BLS productivity measurement program / Edwin R. Dean and Michael J. Harper -- Which (old) ideas on productivity measurement are ready to use? / W. Erwin Diewert -- Dynamic factor demand models and productivity analysis / M. Ishaq Nadiri and Ingmar R. Prucha -- After "technical progress and the aggregrate production function" / Robert M. Solow -- Accounting for growth / Jeremy Greenwood and Boyan Jovanovic -- Why is productivity procyclical / Susanto Basu and John Fernald -- Aggregate productivity growth / Lucia Foster, John Haltiwanger, and C.J. Krizan -- Sources of productivity growth in the American coal industry / Denny Ellerman, Thomas M. Stoker, and Ernst R. Berndt -- Service sector productivity comparisons / Martin Neil Baily and Eric Zitzewitz -- Different approaches to international comparison of total factor productivity / Nazrul Islam -- Whatever happened to productivity growth? / Dale W. Jorgenson and Eric Yip -- Productivity of the U.S. agricultural sector / V. Eldon [and others] -- Total resource productivity / Frank M. Gollop and Gregory P. Swinand -- Perspective on what we know about the sources of productivity growth / Zvi Griliches
Summary 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. In this book, the contributors propose innovative approaches to these issues. The result is a state-of-the-art exposition of contemporary productivity analysis. Charles R. Hulten is professor of economics at the University of Maryland. He has been a senior research associate at the Urban Institute and is chair of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Michael Harper is chief of the Division of Productivity Research at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Edwin R. Dean, formerly associate commissioner for Productivity and Technology at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is adjunct professor of economics at The George Washington University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Economic development -- Congresses.
Industrial productivity -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Dean, Edwin.
Harper, Michael J.
Hulten, Charles R.
Conference on Research in Income and Wealth.
ISBN 0226360628
0226360644 (electronic bk.)
9780226360645 (electronic bk.)