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Title:Intra-sectoral structural change and aggregate productivity development: a robust stochastic nonparametric frontier function approach PDF Logo
Authors:Krüger, Jens J.
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2008,038
Abstract:This paper investigates the sources of total factor productivity growth in the German manufacturing sector, 1981-1998. Decomposition formulae for aggregate productivity growth are used to identify the effects of structural change and entry-exit on aggregate productivity growth. Documented is a substantial rise of productivity growth after the German reunification. The bulk of this rise can be attributed to structural change and entry-exit. Two methodological refinements are implemented, the first is the application of a robust stochastic nonparametric approach to frontier function analysis and the second is the calculation of bootstrap confidence intervals for the components of the productivity decompositions.
Subjects:Productivity decomposition
structural change
manufacturing
JEL:D24
O12
L60
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

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