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Technology, Productivity and Public Policy

19 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2007  

Rachel Griffith

Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); University of Manchester; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Abstract

The poor productivity performance of the UK and the EU when compared with the US has been a major driver of policy reforms over the past decade. This paper considers what the evidence suggests about why we have lagged behind the US, considering among other factors the importance of globalisation and outsourcing, the role for public policy intervention and what the key drivers of growth are likely to be for the future.

Suggested Citation

Griffith, Rachel, Technology, Productivity and Public Policy. Fiscal Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1061834 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-5890.2007.00057.x

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