OECD Productivity Working Papers

Achieving New Zealand’s productivity potential
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2413-9424 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/24139424
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The OECD Productivity Papers are associated with the Global Forum on Productivity that provides a forum for mutual exchange of information and fosters international co-operation between public bodies with responsibility for promoting productivity-enhancing policies, including in undertaking joint policy analysis. It offers a platform for exchanging views, experiences and information, institutional and governance arrangements and government structures, with a view towards developing better policies. The Forum extends existing work in the OECD through a well-prioritised and coherent stream of analytical work serving the policy research needs of participants on the drivers of productivity growth.
 
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  N° 10   16 Oct 2017
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Achieving New Zealand’s productivity potential
Paul Conway
Productivity growth has slowed across most OECD economies since the mid-2000s. While important aspects of New Zealand’s economic performance have improved over this period, productivity growth is still comparatively low. This continues a long-run...
  N° 9   04 Sep 2017
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Product markets’ deregulation: a more productive, more efficient and more resilient economy?
Gustavo Monteiro, Ana Fontoura Gouveia, Sílvia Santos
This paper assesses the impact of product market deregulation in upstream sectors on the productivity growth of firms in downstream sectors (i.e. those firms using the output of the reformed sectors as inputs in their production process). Relying on...
  N° 8   09 May 2017
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The impact of structural reforms on productivity
Ana Fontoura Gouveia, Sílvia Santos, Inês Gonçalves
In recent years, literature has linked structural reforms with productivity growth. Considering Portugal’s recent comprehensive reform agenda, this topic acquires particular relevance. Using data for Portuguese firms for the period 2006-2014, this...
  N° 7   12 Apr 2017
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Pro-Productivity Institutions: Learning from National Experience
Andrea Renda, Sean Dougherty
This paper analyses and compares ten institutions that have a mandate to promote productivity-enhancing reforms. The selected bodies include government advisory councils, standing inquiry bodies, and ad hoc, temporary task forces. We find that...
  N° 6   08 Feb 2017
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What Makes Cities More Productive?
Rudiger Ahrend, Emily Farchy, Ioannis Kaplanis, Alexander C. Lembcke
This paper estimates agglomeration benefits across five OECD countries, and represents the first empirical analysis that combines evidence on agglomeration benefits and the productivity impact of metropolitan governance structures, while taking into...
  N° 5   02 Dec 2016
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The Best versus the Rest
Dan Andrews, Chiara Criscuolo, Peter N. Gal
In this paper, we aim to bring the debate on the global productivity slowdown – which has largely been conducted from a macroeconomic perspective – to a more micro-level. We show that a particularly striking feature of the productivity slowdown...
  N° 4   07 July 2016
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Could Mexico become the new ‘China'?
Sean Dougherty, Octavio Escobar
Over the last decade, Mexico’s unit labour costs decreased relative to other emerging markets’, especially compared to China’s. This decrease boosted Mexico’s trade competitiveness, particularly in the manufacturing sector. However, Mexico’s...
  N° 3   14 Dec 2015
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Policies for Productivity Growth
Chang-Tai Hsieh
Growth, investment and trade are the outcomes of the processes by which people with ideas start firms. But where does the productive capacity of firms come from? What are the barriers that prevent resources to flow to the firms with the greatest...
  N° 2   12 Nov 2015
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Frontier Firms, Technology Diffusion and Public Policy
Dan Andrews, Chiara Criscuolo, Peter N. Gal
This paper analyses the characteristics of firms that operate at the global productivity frontier and their relationship with other firms in the economy, focusing on the diffusion of global productivity gains and the policies that faciliate it. Firms...
  N° 1   19 Nov 2015
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Institutions to Promote Pro-Productivity Policies
Gary Banks
In order to promote productivity, and thus boost living standards in the long run, public policies need to focus on improving incentives, capabilities and flexibility within an economy. Such policies can be difficult for governments to devise and...
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