1st Edition

Productivity Dynamics in Emerging and Industrialized Countries

ISBN 9781138745506
Published April 18, 2018 by Routledge India
660 Pages 129 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The world, of late, has seen a productivity slowdown. Many countries continue to recover from various shocks in the macro business environment, along with structural changes and inward looking policies. In contemporary times of growth slumps, various exits and protectionist regimes, this book engages with the study of productivity dynamics in the emerging and industrialized economies. The essays address the crucial aspects, such as the roles of human capital, investment accounting and datasets, that help understanding of productivity performance of global economy and its several regions.

This book will be of interest to academics, practitioners and professionals in the field of economic growth, productivity and development studies. This will also be an important reference on empirical industrial economics in both India and the world.

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Productivity and World Economy: New Insights

  1. The Growth of the World Economy
  2. Dale W. Jorgenson

  3. Productivity in the Global Economy
  4. Abdul A. Erumban and Bart van Ark

  5. Productivity Growth in Asia and its Country Origins
  6. Koji Nomura

  7. Latin America: Economic Growth and Productivity since 1990s
  8. Andre Hofman and Claudia Aravena Flores

  9. Human Capital Productivity
  10. Barbara M. Fraumeni

  11. Global Growth Accounting: The Role of Shifting Investment Patterns
  12. Abdul A. Erumban, Robert Inklaar and Klaas de Vries


    Productivity and Growth- Country Experiences

  13. Labor Productivity and a Test of Kaldor-Verdoorn Law in East Asia
  14. Hak K. Pyo

  15. Declining Rate of Return on Capital and the Role of Intangibles in Japan: An Empirical Study Using Japanese KLEMS (JIP) Database
  16. Tsutomu Miyagawa, Miho Takizawa, Konomi Tonogi and Kyoji Fukao

  17. The Industry-Level Productivity of Taiwan in 1981-2010: Evidence from Taiwan KLEMS Database
  18. Yih-ming Lin, Tsu-tan Fu, Hsing-chun Lin and Wen-Hsin Kong

  19. Total Factor Productivity and the Sources of Singapore’s Economic Growth: Measurement, Insights, and Projection
  20. Dale W. Jorgenson and Khuong M. Vu

  21. Russia since 1995: Natural Gas, Catching Up and Informality
  22. Ilya B. Voskoboynikov

  23. Accounting for the Role of Information and Communication Technology in China’s Productivity Growth
  24. Harry X. Wu and David T. Liang

  25. Source of Growth and Structural Changes in the Indian Economy since 1980
  26. Bishwanath Goldar

  27. Productivity Slowdown in Brazil 2000-2013: General Performance and Sectoral Contributions.
  28. David Kupfer and Thiago Miguez

  29. Argentina Growth Failure: An Overview from AR KLEMS+LAND Growth and Productivity Accounts
  30. Ariel Coremberg

  31. Determinants of total factor productivity in Mexico: 1991-2014.

           Francisco Gullen Martin and Alfredo Henestrosa Orozco

   17. What do we know about Productivity in Arab economies - The Challenges of Generating Multifactor Productivity (MFP) Estimates at Industry Level.

          Homagni Choudhury and Deb Kusum Das


      PART III

      India in the New Global Order: A Productivity Perspective

    18. Dynamics of Labor Productivity in Indian Industry: 1980-2011

         Suresh Chand Aggarwal

     19. Total Factor Productivity in Indian Organised Manufacturing: the story of the Noughties

          Pilu Chandra Das

     20. A state level perspective of productivity growth of Indian Organized Manufacturing Sector

          Pushpa Trivedi

      21. Size and Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Sector

          Arup Mitra and Chandan Sharma

     22. The Challenges of "Make in India": Does the Investment Climate Matter for Firm Performance?

          Rajesh Raj S.N. and Kunal Sen

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Deb Kusum Das teaches at Ramjas College, University of Delhi. His research fields are productivity and growth in India; jobs and labor market, and empirical international trade. He received the EXIM Bank IEDRA Award 2004 for his doctoral dissertation, "Some Aspects of Productivity and Trade in Indian Industry". He holds a PhD from Delhi School of Economics and has studied at Delhi School of Economics and St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He is the co-founder of South Asia Economics Students Meet – a platform for undergraduate economics students of South Asia. He is also associated with ICRIER (Delhi) as an external researcher.