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Misallocation and productivity

Diego Restuccia () and Richard Rogerson ()

Review of Economic Dynamics, 2013, vol. 16, issue 1, 1-10

Abstract: A large portion of differences in output per capita across countries is explained by differences in total factor productivity (TFP). In this article, we summarize a recent literature — and the articles in this special issue on misallocation and productivity — that focus on the reallocation of factors across heterogenous production units as an important source of measured TFP differences across countries. (Copyright: Elsevier)

Keywords: Misallocation; Productivity; Heterogeneous establishments; Distortions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O47 O43 O41 O11 E1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1010/j.red.2012.11.003

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