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Demystifying the global productivity puzzle

Vas, C. (2014) Demystifying the global productivity puzzle. The Conversation, 4 February 2014 .

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The Conference Board’s latest productivity measure shows efficiency remains a problem for the global economy - and interestingly that innovation, despite occurring, may not be helping.

The business research group’s report found productivity across the world slowed down for the third straight year. Emerging economies contributed 1.8%, a fair share, to the global growth while mature economies contributed 0.4%. Total factor productivity (TFP), that is, how well labour inputs combine with capital inputs to generate output, was also low, dipping below zero in 2013.

Publication Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Management and Governance
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group
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