New developments in productivity analysis / edited by Charles R. Hulten, Edwin R. Dean, Michael J. Harper.

The productivity slowdown of the 1970s and 1980s and the resumption of productivity growth in the 1990s have provoked controversy among policymakers and researchers. Economists have been forced to reexamine fundamental questions of measurement technique. Some researchers argue that econometric appro...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Other Authors: Hulten, Charles R. Dean, Edwin. Harper, Michael J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2001.
Series:Studies in income and wealth ; v. 63.
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Summary:The productivity slowdown of the 1970s and 1980s and the resumption of productivity growth in the 1990s have provoked controversy among policymakers and researchers. Economists have been forced to reexamine fundamental questions of measurement technique. Some researchers argue that econometric approaches to productivity measurement usefully address shortcomings of the dominant index number techniques while others maintain that current productivity statistics underreport damage to the environment. In this book, the contributors propose innovative approaches to these issues. The result is a state-of-the-art exposition of contemporary productivity analysis. Charles R. Hulten is professor of economics at the University of Maryland. He has been a senior research associate at the Urban Institute and is chair of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Michael Harper is chief of the Division of Productivity Research at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Edwin R. Dean, formerly associate commissioner for Productivity and Technology at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is adjunct professor of economics at The George Washington University.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xv, 631 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:0226360644
9780226360645
0226360628
9780226360621
9786611125752
6611125752
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