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TFP and Intelligence: a cross-national empirical evidence

Evgeniya, Gorlova (2016): TFP and Intelligence: a cross-national empirical evidence.

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Abstract

We investigate the effect of intelligence on total factor productivity (TFP) using cross section data for 108 countries over the period 2000-2011. We find that intelligence, measured by national IQ scores, increases average level of each country’s TFP value relative to U.S.

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