The Productivity Paradox: Evidence from Indirect Indicators of Service Sector Productivity Growth
Edward Wolff ()
Working Papers from C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University
Whereas difficulties in measuring the output of service sectors have been well documented, input measures are reasonably accurate. Using U.S. input-output data for the period 1958-87 and a number of indices of skill and occupational change derived from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and decennial census data covering the period 1960-1990, I find strong evidenec that among all industries in the economy industry productivity growth is positively related to R&D intensity and knowledge spillovers from other industries but negatively related to major restructuring of technology.
Keywords: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; INPUT-OUTPUT; PRODUCTIVITY; SERVICE INDUSTRY (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O30 O32 O47 O51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 42 pages
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Journal Article: The productivity paradox: evidence from indirect indicators of service sector productivity growth (1999)
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