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  • 24-November-2016

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    The Best versus the Rest: The Global Productivity Slowdown, Divergence across Firms and the Role of Public Policy

    In this paper, we aim to bring the debate on the global productivity slowdown – which has largely been conducted from a macroeconomic perspective – to a more micro-level. We show that a particularly striking feature of the productivity slowdown is not so much a lower productivity growth at the global frontier.

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  • 12-November-2016

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    The great divergence

    The great divergence - Schumpeter - 12 November 2016

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  • 4-November-2016

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    Produktivitätswachstum in Deutschland Wege aus der Sackgasse

    This report focuses on productivity growth in Germany

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  • 1-October-2016

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    Management Practices and Productivity in Germany

    This paper, by Sandra Broszeit, Ursula Fritsch, Holger Görg, and Marie-Christine Laible, shows a robust positive and economically important association between the management score and establishment level productivity in Germany.

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  • 1-September-2016

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    Financial Constraint and Productivity: Evidence from Canadian SMEs

    Staff Working Paper 2016-44 from Bank of Canada This paper measures the likelihood of financial constraints being binding using information on financing activities and outcomes in a survey of small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada in 2011.

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  • 26-July-2016

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    Insolvency Regimes And Productivity Growth - A Framework For Analysis

    This paper develops an analytical framework to identify the policies relevant for firm exit and the channels through which they shape aggregate productivity growth.

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  • 7-July-2016

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    Could Mexico become the new ‘China’? Policy drivers of competitiveness and productivity

    The aim of this paper is two-fold: first, we examine the evolution of total factor productivity in Mexico’s manufacturing sector, as compared to China’s. Second, using regional data for the period 2005–2012, we study the policy impediments behind sluggish productivity improvements, particularly to determine how labour informality may have contributed.

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  • 1-July-2016

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    The empirics of agglomeration economies: The link with productivity

    For policy makers it is important to understand the role of agglomeration economies at a more micro level, disentangling the effects across industries, firm-level characteristics and time. The present survey reviews this literature, outlining the econometric approaches and methodological challenges.

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  • 8-June-2016

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    Links between weak investment and the slowdown in productivity and potential output growth across the OECD

    The OECD framework for estimating potential output is combined with previous OECD empirical research to analyse the causes of recent weak productivity growth.

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  • 2-June-2016

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    Contribution of Trade and Investment to increased Productivity, Growth, Jobs and Inclusiveness

    Given the important role that trade and investment can play in increasing productivity, strengthening innovation, increasing wages and improving working conditions, current low trade growth and below average FDI flows are worrying. This paper provides a series of recommendations to ensure that trade and investment stimulate economic growth to the fullest extent possible.

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