Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/130307
Authors: 
Patterson, Christina
Sahin, Aysegül
Topa, Giorgio
Violante, Giovanni L.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9629
Abstract: 
The UK experienced an unusually prolonged stagnation in labor productivity in the aftermath of the Great Recession. This paper analyzes the role of sectoral labor misallocation in accounting for this "productivity puzzle." If jobseekers disproportionately search for jobs in sectors where productivity is relatively low, hires are concentrated in the wrong sectors, and the post-recession recovery in aggregate productivity can be slow. Our calculations suggest that, quantified at the level of three-digit occupations, this mechanism can explain up to two thirds of the deviations from trend-growth in UK labor productivity since 2007.
Subjects: 
misallocation
productivity
JEL: 
E24
E32
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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