The interaction between business cycles and productivity growth: evidence from us industrial data

Malley, J. R. , Muscatelli, V. A. and Woitek, U. (2000) The interaction between business cycles and productivity growth: evidence from us industrial data. In: van Ark, B., Kuipers, S. K. and Kuper, G. H. (eds.) Productivity, Technology and Economic Growth. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 131-157. ISBN 9780792379607 (doi:10.1007/978-1-4757-3161-3_5)

Malley, J. R. , Muscatelli, V. A. and Woitek, U. (2000) The interaction between business cycles and productivity growth: evidence from us industrial data. In: van Ark, B., Kuipers, S. K. and Kuper, G. H. (eds.) Productivity, Technology and Economic Growth. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 131-157. ISBN 9780792379607 (doi:10.1007/978-1-4757-3161-3_5)

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Abstract

In this paper, we employ total factor productivity data adjusted for factor utilisation over the cycle, to model the dynamic interaction between TFP and employment. Our data spans twenty 2-digit SIC code manufacturing sectors in the US. There are two key results. First, we show that the impact of technology shocks on employment cycles is much weaker than suggested by real business cycle-type models, and that in a number of cases employment responds negatively to technology shocks. Second, in examining the impact of employment shocks on TFP, we find some evidence for both opportunity cost and learning-by-doing effects.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Muscatelli, Professor Anton and Woitek, Prof Ulrich and Malley, Professor Jim
Authors: Malley, J. R., Muscatelli, V. A., and Woitek, U.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Publisher:Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN:9780792379607

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