Garbellini, Nadia and Wirkierman, Ariel (2010): Changes in the productivity of labour and vertically integrated sectors — an empirical study for Italy.
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There exists a vast literature on the measurement of productivity changes, reflecting a wide range of theoretical approaches to economic theory. Following the Classical viewpoint as exposed by Pasinetti (1981), the present paper considers changes in productivity as changes in the physical productivity of labour, not involving distributive variables. In order to empirically quantify this phenomenon, we have derived measures based on the reclassification of relevant magnitudes in terms of vertically integrated sectors. This allowed us to consider not only direct labour, but also indirect labour, accounting for the reproducible character of intermediate commodities and for the general interdependence of the system. The measures derived have been applied for the case of Italy in the period 1995-2000.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Changes in the productivity of labour and vertically integrated sectors — an empirical study for Italy|
|Keywords:||Labour productivity measurement, Vertically integrated sectors, Input-Output analysis.|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches > B51 - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O41 - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C67 - Input-Output Models
|Depositing User:||Nadia Garbellini|
|Date Deposited:||10. Oct 2010 01:53|
|Last Modified:||02. Mar 2013 17:30|
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