Developments in Econometric Analyses of Productivity: Measurement and Modeling Issues

Developments in Econometric Analyses of Productivity: Measurement and Modeling Issues

by Ali Dogramaci


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400974081
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Series: Studies in Productivity Analysis , #4
Edition description: 1983
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1 Econometric Approaches to Productivity Measurement: A Brief Overview.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Index of Total Factor Productivity.- 1.3 Total Factor Productivity versus Labor Productivity.- 1.4 Influence of Imported Intermediate Inputs on Productivity Measures.- 1.5 Frontier Functions.- 1.6 Productivity of Inputs Used, Elasticity of Substitution, and Economies of Scale.- 1.7 Final Remarks.- References.- 2 Intertemporal Changes in the Levels of Regional Labor Productivity in Canadian Manufacturing.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 A Conceptual Framework for Interregional and Intertemporal Productivity Comparisons.- 2.3 Interpreting Labor Productivity Growth.- 2.4 Trends in Labor Productivity.- 2.5 Labor Productivity in Two-Digit Regional Manufacturing Industries.- 2.6 Differences in the Levels of Labor Productivity.- 2.7 Labor Productivity Levels in Ontario and Quebec Two-Digit Industries.- 2.8 Summary.- References.- 3 Growth Accounting in an Open Economy.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Value Added.- 3.3 Deliveries to Final Demand.- 3.4 Aggregation over Sectors in an Open Economy.- 3.5 Conclusion.- References.- 4 A Comparison of Alternative Frontier Cost Function Specifications.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 The Frontier Cost Function.- 4.3 Data and Estimation Procedures.- 4.4 Frontier Estimation Results.- 4.5 Conclusion.- Notes.- References.- Appendix to Chapter 4.- 5 A Factor Augmenting Approach for Studying Capital Measurement, Obsolescence, and the Recent Productivity Slowdown.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Explanations of the Recent Slowdown.- 5.3 The Trouble with Pollution and Energy.- 5.4 The Relevance of Technical Change Measures.- 5.5 Theory of Estimating Technical Change.- 5.6 The Cost Function.- 5.7 Technical Change Series.- 5.8 Data and Estimation.- 5.9 Results.- 5.10 Conclusions.- References.- 6 Simultaneous Estimation of Factor Substitution, Economies of Scale Productivity, and Non-Neutral Technical Change.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Specification.- 6.3 Functional Form.- 6.4 Estimation.- 6.5 Data.- 6.6 Empirical Results.- 6.7 Scale Effects.- 6.8 Changing Input Prices.- 6.9 Technological Change.- 6.10 Summary and Conclusions.- References.- 7 Lie Group Methods and the Theory of Estimating Total Productivity.- 7.1 Introduction and Summary.- 7.2 Holotheticity and the Scale Effect: Lie Group Theory.- 7.3 Estimation Procedures.- 7.4 Estimation of the Scale Effect.- 7.5 The Lie Operator Technique for Estimating Productivity.- 7.6 The Effect of Technical Progress Represented by New Forms of the Production Function.- References.- Name Index.

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