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International Productivity Monitor

2000 - 2021

Current editor(s): Andrew Sharpe, Executive Director

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Volume 40, month Spring, 2021

Editors’ Overview pp. 1-2 Downloads
Andrew Sharpe and Bart van Ark
Pay and Productivity in Canada: Growing Together, Only Slower than Ever pp. 3-26 Downloads
David Williams
Benchmarking the Productivity Performance of New Zealand’s Frontier Firms pp. 27-55 Downloads
Guanyu Zheng, Hoang Minh Duy and Gail Pacheco
The Causes of Japan’s Economic Slowdown: An Analysis Based on the Japan Industrial Productivity Database pp. 56-88 Downloads
Kyoji Fukao, YoungGak Kim and HyeogUg Kwon
Measuring the Volume of Services Industries Output and Productivity: An Audit of Services Producer Price Indices in OECD Countries pp. 89-104 Downloads
Mary O’Mahony and Lea Samek
ViewPoint: Canada Should Establish an Equitable Growth Institute pp. 105-117 Downloads
Don Drummond
Putting Together the Pieces of the Productivity Puzzle: Review Article of Productivity Perspectives and Productivity and the Pandemic pp. 118-133 Downloads
Bart van Ark
Productivity Measurement with Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis: A Review Article on Measurement of Productivity and Efficiency: Theory and Practice pp. 134-139 Downloads
Bert Balk

Volume 39, month Fall, 2020

Editor’s Overview pp. 1-2 Downloads
Andrew Sharpe
A Concerted Effort to Tackle the UK Productivity Puzzle pp. 3-15 Downloads
Bart van Ark and Anthony Venables
The Pandemic and Short-Run Changes in Output, Hours Worked and Labour Productivity: Canadian Evidence by Industry pp. 16-32 Downloads
Joel Blit, Mikal Skuterud and Michael Veall
Industry Productivity Performance in G7 Countries after the Global Financial Crisis: A Canadian Perspective pp. 33-52 Downloads
Jianmin Tang and Weimin Wang
A Vertically Integrated Perspective on Nordic Manufacturing Productivity pp. 53-73 Downloads
Daniel Lind
What Do We Know About Economic and Productivity Growth? A Review Article on "Measuring Economic Growth and Productivity: Foundations, KLEMS Production Models, and Extensions" pp. 74-80 Downloads
Gilbert Cette
The Impact of Digitalization on the Economy: A Review Article on the NBER Volume "Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda" pp. 81-90
Eric Santor

Volume 38, month Spring, 2020

Editor’s Overview pp. 1-2 Downloads
Andrew Sharpe
Trust and Total Factor Productivity: What Do We Know About Effect Size and Causal Pathways? pp. 3-28 Downloads
Conal Smith
Productivity, Zombie Firms and Exit Barriers in Portugal pp. 29-49 Downloads
Christian Osterhold and Ana Fontoura Gouveia
Transatlantic Technologies: The Role of ICT in the Evolution of U.S. and European Productivity Growth pp. 50-80 Downloads
Robert J. Gordon and Hassan Sayed
Lessons from Productivity Comparisons of Germany, Japan, and the United States pp. 81-103 Downloads
Martin Neil Baily, Barry P. Bosworth and Siddhi Doshi
Does Disappointing European Productivity Growth Reflect a Slowing Trend? Weighing the Evidence and Assessing the Future pp. 104-135 Downloads
John Fernald and Robert Inklaar
The World Bank Perspective on Productivity: A Review Article on "Productivity Revisited: Shifting Paradigms in Analysis and Policy" pp. 136-144 Downloads
Don Drummond
Measuring Performance and Accountability in Higher Education: A Review Article on "Productivity in Higher Education" pp. 145-154 Downloads
Mary O'Mahony

Volume 37, month Fall, 2019

Editor’s Overview pp. 1-2 Downloads
Andrew Sharpe
The Industry Anatomy of the Transatlantic Productivity Growth Slowdown: Europe Chasing the American Frontier pp. 3-38 Downloads
Robert J. Gordon and Hassan Sayed
Digitalization and Productivity: In Search of the Holy Grail - Firm-level Empirical Evidence from European Countries pp. 39-71 Downloads
Peter Gal, Giuseppe Nicoletti, Christina von Rüden, Stéphane Sorbe and Théodore Renault
Does Import Competition Reduce Domestic Innovation? Evidence from the China Shock and Firm-level Data on Canadian Manufacturing pp. 40-95 Downloads
Myeongwan Kim
Frontier Firms, Productivity Dispersion and Aggregate Productivity Growth in Canada pp. 96-119 Downloads
Wulong Gu
Is R&D Enough in Improving Firm Productivity? pp. 120-143 Downloads
Jianmin Tang and Weimin Wang
Consistency Issues in the Construction of Annual and Quarterly Productivity Indices pp. 144-155 Downloads
Bert Balk
The Oxford Handbook of Productivity Analysis edited by Emili Grifell-Tatjé, Knox Lovell and Robin Sickles: A Review Article pp. 156-161 Downloads
Marshall Reinsdorf

Volume 36, month Spring, 2019

Introduction pp. 1-6 Downloads
Dale W. Jorgenson
Toward a Global Integrated Industry-level Production Account: A Proposal pp. 7-33 Downloads
Jon Samuels and Erich Strassner
The Composition of Capital and Cross-Country Productivity Comparisons pp. 34-52 Downloads
Robert Inklaar, Pieter Woltjer and Daniel Gallardo-Albarrán
Global Value Chains and Productivity Growth: Does Intangible Capital Matter? pp. 53-78 Downloads
Cecilia Jona-Lasinio and Valentina Meliciana
Structural Change and Productivity in the Market Economy of Mainland Norway, 1997-2014 pp. 79-109 Downloads
Gang Liu
The UK and Western Productivity Puzzle: Does Arthur Lewis Hold the Key? pp. 110-141 Downloads
Nicholas Oulton
Japan's Prefectural-Level KLEMS: Productivity Comparisons and Service Price Differences pp. 142-160 Downloads
Joji Tokui and Takeshi Mizuta
Educational Intensity and the Sources of, and Prospects for, U.S. Economic Growth pp. 161-186 Downloads
Dale Jorgenson, Mun Ho and Jon Samuels
New BEA-BLS Estimates of the Sources of U.S. Economic Growth between 1987 and 2016 pp. 187-203 Downloads
Corby Garner, Justin Harper, Thomas F. Howells, Matt Russell and Jon Samuels
Knowledge Intensity in a Set of Latin American Countries: Implications for Productivity pp. 204-233 Downloads
Matilde Mas, André Hofman and Eva Benages

Volume 35, month Fall, 2018

Editor’s Overview pp. 1-4 Downloads
Andrew Sharpe
Puzzles and Surprises in Employment and Productivity in U.S. Manufacturing After the Great Recession pp. 5-27 Downloads
Richard Schmalensee
The Stylized Facts about Slower Productivity Growth in Canada pp. 52-72 Downloads
Andrew Sharpe and John Tsang
Productivity Growth in Canada and the United States: Recent Industry Trends and Potential Explanations pp. 73-94 Downloads
Wulong Gu and Michael Willox
The Productivity Slowdown in Canada: an ICT Phenomenon? pp. 95-112 Downloads
Jeff Mollins and Pierre St-Amant
Canadian Productivity Growth, Secular Stagnation, and Technological Change pp. 113-137 Downloads
Michelle Alexopoulos and Jon Cohen
Is Slow Productivity and Output Growth in Advanced Economies the New Normal? pp. 138-148 Downloads
John Fernald
What Do We Know About the Productivity Slowdown? Evidence from Australian Industry Data pp. 149-156 Downloads
Kevin Fox

Volume 34, month Fall, 2018

Solving the Productivity Puzzle: The Role of Demand and the Promise of Digitization pp. 28-51 Downloads
Jaana Remes, Jan Mischke and Mekala Krishnan

Volume 34, month Spring, 2018

Editor’s Overview pp. 1-2 Downloads
Andrew Sharpe
The Gains from More Competitive Regulation Settings in Canada pp. 3-20 Downloads
Aled ab Iorwerth and Carlos Rosell
Accounting for Slower Productivity Growth in the Canadian Business Sector after 2000: The Role of Capital Measurement Issues pp. 21-39 Downloads
Wulong Gu
Can the Kiwi Fly? Achieving Productivity Lift-off in New Zealand pp. 40-63 Downloads
Paul Conway
The Changing Structure of Global Value Chains: Are Central Hubs Key for Productivity? pp. 64-80 Downloads
Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Timmis
What Explains the Post-2004 U.S. Productivity Slowdown? pp. 81-109 Downloads
Alexander Murray
Cyclical Downturn or Slowing Trend? A Review Article on Productivity Puzzles across Europe pp. 110-117 Downloads
John Fernald
What's New About Capitalism?: A Review Article on Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy pp. 118-123 Downloads
Chad Syverson
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