Output, Input and Productivity Measures at the Industry Level: The EU KLEMS Database

30 Pages Posted: 27 May 2009

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Marcel P. Timmer

University of Gronigen - Faculty of Economics

Mary O'Mahony

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 0000

Abstract

This article describes the contents and the construction of the EU KLEMS Growth and Productivity Accounts. This database contains industry-level measures of output, inputs and productivity for 25 European countries, Japan and the US for the period from 1970 onwards. The article considers the methodology employed in constructing the database and shows how it can be useful in comparing productivity trends. Although growth accounts are the organising principle, it is argued that the database is useful for a wider range of applications. We give some guidance to prudent use and indicate possible extensions.

Suggested Citation

Timmer, Marcel P. and O'Mahony, Mary, Output, Input and Productivity Measures at the Industry Level: The EU KLEMS Database (0000). The Economic Journal, Vol. 119, Issue 538, pp. F374-F403, June 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1410312 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2009.02280.x

Marcel P. Timmer

University of Gronigen - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Postbus 72
9700 AB Groningen
Netherlands

Mary O'Mahony

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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