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12:30 3 May 2017

Decomposing value added growth into explanatory factors


IFS seminar room | 7 (link Map)
Ridgmount Street | London | WC1E 7AE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

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Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia

method for decomposing nominal value added growth is presented, which identifies the contributions from efficiency change, growth of primary inputs, changes in output and input prices, technical progress and returns to scale. In order to implement the decomposition, an estimate of the relevant cost constrained value added function for the two periods under consideration is required. This is taken to be the free disposal hull of past observations. Aggregation over sectors is also considered. The methodology is illustrated using U.S. data for two sectors over the years 1960-2014.


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