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Economic adjustment during the Great Recession: The role of managerial quality

Gilbert Cette (), Jimmy Lopez (), Jacques Mairesse () and Giuseppe Nicoletti ()
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Jimmy Lopez: LEDI, Université de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, and Banque de France
Jacques Mairesse: UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, and CREST ENSEA
Giuseppe Nicoletti: Economics Department, OECD

No 2020-048, MERIT Working Papers from United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)

Abstract: This study investigates empirically how managerial practices have affected macroeconomic adjustment during the Great Recession after the 2008 economic crisis. We start by constructing a country*industry balanced panel data over the 2007-2015 period for eighteen industries in ten OECD countries, and complementing it by two indicators: an indicator of management quality at the country level based on the managerial practices categorical scores at firm level from Bloom et al. (2012); and an indicator at the industry level for the shocks stemming from the 2008 economic crisis. We then rely on the local projection method pioneered by Jordà (2005) to estimate the direct impacts of country management quality indicators and industry economic shocks as well as their joint impacts, on five variables of interest: value-added, employment, labour productivity, wage per employee and labour share during the Great Recession. We find that, in countries where management quality is higher, production and employment are more resilient during the Great Recession, with less production losses and employment damages, no effects on productivity, wage moderation and a slight increase in the labour shares. It appears, moreover, that this resilience is increasing with the size of industry shocks.

Keywords: Economic adjustment; Employment; Wage; Management quality; Great Recession; Local projection cross-country analysis; Dynamic modelling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 M11 M54 O15 O32 O47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-10-28
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