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Measuring productivity

Del Gatto, Massimo - Di Liberto, Adriana - Petraglia, Carmelo (2008) Measuring productivity. Working Paper. CRENoS, Cagliari.


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Quantifying productivity is a conditio sine qua non for empirical analysis in a number of research fields. The identification of the measure that best fits with the specific goals of the analysis, as well as being data-driven, is currently complicated by the fact that an array of methodologies is available. This paper provides economic researchers with an up-to-date overview of issues and relevant solutions associated with this choice. Methods of productivity measurement are surveyed and classified according to three main criteria: i) macro/micro; ii) frontier/non-frontier; iii) deterministic/econometric.

Item Type:Technical Report / Working Paper / Project Report (Working Paper)
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Centri > CRENoS Centro Ricerche Economiche Nord Sud
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/05 Econometria
Uncontrolled Keywords:productivity measurement; TFP; Solow residual; endogeneity; simultaneity; selection bias; Stochastic Frontier Analysis; DEA; Growth accounting; GMM; Olley
ID Code:402
Deposited On:03 Nov 2009 15:28

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