The Relative Productivity of American Distribution, 1869-1992
Alexander J. Field
Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business - Economics Department
Research in Economic History, Vol. 16, pp. 1-37, 1996
Using quantitative data on sectoral productivity and labor force shares, this paper assesses distribution's contribution to growth in aggregate output per worker between 1869 and 1992, speculates about performance during the prior two decades, and explores the implications and determinants of these trends within a broader technological, organizational, and legal framework.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: Distribution, Producticity, Wholesale and Retail Trade
JEL Classification: L81, N71, N72, O47Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 20, 2008
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