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Revisiting the Determinants of Productivity Growth - What's new?

Revisiting the Determinants of Productivity Growth - What's new? »

Volume/Issue: 2009/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Boileau Loko , and Mame Astou Diouf

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873726.001

ISBN: 9781451873726

Keywords: Productivity growth, female labour participation, principal components analysis, dynamic panel regression, tfp, real gdp, total factor productivity,

This paper studies the main determinants of total factor productivity (TFP) growth using principal component analysis and a dynamic panel data model and, through a case study, explores key areas where accelerated r...

Asia Rising
			: A Sectoral Perspective

Asia Rising : A Sectoral Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2007/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866940.001

ISBN: 9781451866940

Keywords: Growth, productivity growth, employment, agricultural employment, employment share, total employment,

This paper undertakes a cross-country analysis of productivity growth at both the aggregate and sectoral level. It finds that Asia's remarkable output growth over the past 40 years reflected both high investment, a...

Understanding India's Services Revolution

Understanding India's Services Revolution »

Volume/Issue: 2004/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Poonam Gupta , and James Gordon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858532.001

ISBN: 9781451858532

Keywords: sectoral shares, balanced growth, splintering, liberalization, services sector, service sector, business services, services activities, industrial sector, Macroeconomics: Production

This paper analyzes the factors behind the recent growth of India's services sector. The high growth of services output in the 1990s was mostly due to the rapid expansion of communication, banking, business service...

Chile's Rapid Growth in the 1990's-Good Policies, Good Luck, or Political Change?

Chile's Rapid Growth in the 1990's-Good Policies, Good Luck, or Political Change? »

Volume/Issue: 2000/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esteban Jadresic , and Roberto Zahler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857146.001

ISBN: 9781451857146

Keywords: growth, structural reforms, democracy, equation, equations, productivity growth, cointegration, Economic Reform,

Chile’s average economic growth between 1990 and 1998 was above 7 percent per year, more than double than in previous decades, and higher than in any other Latin American country in the same period. This pap...

Ireland
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Ireland : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 1999/108

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451818772.002

ISBN: 9781451818772

Keywords: inflation, productivity growth, total factor productivity, industrial production, relative price

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix on Ireland examines the productivity growth in Irish traded and nontraded goods, and provides some rough estimates of the sort of wage and inflation differentials...

IMF Estimates of Potential Output
			: Theory and Practice

IMF Estimates of Potential Output : Theory and Practice »

Volume/Issue: 1997/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paula De Masi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974980.001

ISBN: 9781451974980

Keywords: potential output, output gap, total factor productivity, industrial countries, growth rates, real gdp, growth rate

The concepts of potential output and the output gap are central to the IMF’s analytical work in providing policy recommendations to member governments. This key role has stimulated research at the IMF to dev...

Lessons From Systemic Bank Restructuring
			: A Survey of 24 Countries

Lessons From Systemic Bank Restructuring : A Survey of 24 Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1997/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ceyla Pazarbasioglu , and Claudia Dziobek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857788.001

ISBN: 9781451857788

Keywords: Banks, Rescues, Restructuring, bank restructuring, banking, banking sector, banking system, banking sector problems

In recent decades, a wide range of countries have experienced banking problems. Their approaches to systemic bank restructuring have varied substantially. This paper analyzes a representative sample of 24 countries...

Deindustrialization
			: Its Causes and Implications

Deindustrialization : Its Causes and Implications »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756435.051

ISBN: 9781557756435

Keywords: employment, productivity growth, service sector, share of employment, unemployment

Over the past 25 years, the share of employment accouted for bymanufacturing has fallen dramatically in the world's most advanced economies, a phenomenon widely referred to as "deindustrialization."Many see deindus...

Deindustrialization
			: Causes and Implications

Deindustrialization : Causes and Implications »

Volume/Issue: 1997/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ramana Ramaswamy , and Bob Rowthorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975826.001

ISBN: 9781451975826

Keywords: Deindustrialization, North-South trade, employment, industrial countries, productivity growth, unemployment, service sector

All advanced economies have experienced a secular decline in the share of manufacturing employment—a phenomenon referred to as deindustrialization. This paper argues that, contrary to popular perceptions, de...

North-South RandD Spillovers

North-South RandD Spillovers »

Volume/Issue: 1994/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elhanan Helpman , David Coe , and Alexander Hoffmaister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856385.001

ISBN: 9781451856385

Keywords: r &;amp; d, foreign r &;amp; d, industrial countries, total factor productivity

We examine the extent to which developing countries that do little, if any, research and development themselves benefit from R&D that is performed in the industrial countries. By trading with an industrial c...

Export Instability and Policy Implications for Developing Countries

Export Instability and Policy Implications for Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1990/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974539.001

ISBN: 9781451974539

Keywords: industrialized countries, total exports, export diversification, total export, export data

A study by the author published in 1988 proposed the hypothesis that export instability depends upon the level of industrialization of the exporting country and the position of exports in the product cycle (growth...