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TFP and Intelligence: a cross-national empirical evidence

Evgeniya Gorlova

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: We investigate the effect of intelligence on total factor productivity (TFP) using cross section data for 108 countries over the period 2000-2011. We find that intelligence, measured by national IQ scores, increases average level of each country’s TFP value relative to U.S.

Keywords: TFP; intelligence; IQ; cross-country; human capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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