EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Production Ability and Economic Growth

Sebastian Bustos () and Muhammed A. Yildirim
Additional contact information
Sebastian Bustos: Center for International Development at Harvard University
Muhammed A. Yildirim: Center for International Development at Harvard University

No 110a, CID Working Papers from Center for International Development at Harvard University

Abstract: Production is shaped by capability requirements of products and availability of these capabilities across locations. We propose a capabilities based production model and an empirical strategy to measure product sophistication and location’s production ability. We apply our framework to international trade data, and employment data in the US, recovering measures of production ability for countries and cities, and sophistication of products and industries. We show that both country and city level measures have a strong correlation with income, and economic growth at different time horizons. Product sophistication is positively correlated with measures like education and training needed in the industry. Our model-based estimations also predict the diversification patterns through the extensive margin.

Keywords: Production; capability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O41 O47 O50 F10 F11 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-03
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://growthlab.cid.harvard.edu/files/growthlab/ ... roduction-growth.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cid:wpfacu:110a

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in CID Working Papers from Center for International Development at Harvard University 79 John F. Kennedy Street. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chuck McKenney ().

 
Page updated 2019-12-08
Handle: RePEc:cid:wpfacu:110a