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Title:Superstatistics of Labour Productivity in Manufacturing and Nonmanufacturing Sectors PDF Logo
Authors:Ikeda, Yuichi
Fujiwara, Yoshi
Aoyama, Hideaki
Iyetomi, Hiroshi
Souma, Wataru
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Economics Discussion Papers / Institut für Weltwirtschaft 2008-42
Abstract:Labour productivity distribution (dispersion) is studied both theoretically and empirically. Superstatistics is presented as a natural theoretical framework for productivity. The demand index ê is proposed within this framework as a new business index. Japanese productivity data covering small-to-medium to large firms from 1996 to 2006 is analyzed and the power-law for both firms and workers is established. The demand index ê is evaluated in the manufacturing sector. A new discovery is reported for the nonmanufacturing (service) sector, which calls for expansion of the superstatistics framework to negative temperature range.
Subjects:Labour productivity
superstatistics
Pareto's law
Business Cycle
demand index
JEL:E10
O40
E30
Creative Commons License:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal - Discussion Papers

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