Convergence of industry labor productivity among advanced economies, 1963-1982

D. Dollar, E. N. Wolff

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    Abstract

    Data are used for 13 industrialized countries to investigate convergence of labor productivity levels in individual manufacturing industries over the 1963-82 period. We find convergence in virtually every manufacturing industry. Among these countries, the coefficient of variation of industry labor productivity declined in all but 1 of 28 industries. However, productivity convergence is stronger for all manufacturing than within individual industries, especially heavy and high-technology industries. Also, variation in employment mix among countries plays little role in explaining cross-country differences in aggregate manufacturing productivity, nor have changes in employment mixes been an important source of convergence. -Authors

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe economics of productivity
    EditorsEdward N. Wolff
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
    StatePublished - 1997

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    labor productivity
    manufacturing
    industry
    high technology industry
    productivity
    economy

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    Dollar, D., & Wolff, E. N. (1997). Convergence of industry labor productivity among advanced economies, 1963-1982. In E. N. Wolff (Ed.), The economics of productivity Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..

    Convergence of industry labor productivity among advanced economies, 1963-1982. / Dollar, D.; Wolff, E. N.

    The economics of productivity. ed. / Edward N. Wolff. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 1997.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Dollar, D & Wolff, EN 1997, Convergence of industry labor productivity among advanced economies, 1963-1982. in EN Wolff (ed.), The economics of productivity. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
    Dollar D, Wolff EN. Convergence of industry labor productivity among advanced economies, 1963-1982. In Wolff EN, editor, The economics of productivity. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 1997
    Dollar, D. ; Wolff, E. N. / Convergence of industry labor productivity among advanced economies, 1963-1982. The economics of productivity. editor / Edward N. Wolff. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 1997.
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