Aoki, Shuhei (2008): A Simple Accounting Framework for the Effect of Resource Misallocation on Aggregate Productivity.
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This paper develops a simple accounting framework that measures the effect of resource misallocation on aggregate productivity. This framework is based on a multi-sector general equilibrium model with sector-specific frictions in the form of taxes on sectoral factor inputs. Our framework is flexible for the assumption on preferences or aggregate production functions. Moreover, this framework is consistent with that commonly used in productivity analysis. I apply this framework to measure the extent to which resource misallocation explains the difference in aggregate productivity across developed countries. I find that resource misallocation explains, on average, 17% of the difference in the measured aggregate productivity among developed countries. I also provide the methods to decompose the causes of the misallocation effect.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||A Simple Accounting Framework for the Effect of Resource Misallocation on Aggregate Productivity|
|Keywords:||distortions; frictions; productivity; resource allocation|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O41 - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth ; Aggregate Productivity ; Cross-Country Output Convergence
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy > E23 - Production
|Depositing User:||Shuhei Aoki|
|Date Deposited:||06. Jan 2009 06:00|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 01:10|
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