Superstatistics of Labour Productivity in Manufacturing and Nonmanufacturing Sectors

15 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2010

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Hideaki Aoyama

RIKEN iTHEMS; Research Institute for Economy, Industry and Trade (RIETI)

Yoshi Fujiwara

University of Hyogo - Graduate School of Simulation Studies

Yuichi Ikeda

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Hiroshi Iyetomi

Niigata University

Wataru Souma

ATR-NIS Network Informatics Laboratories

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Labour productivity distribution (dispersion) is studied both theoretically and empirically. Superstatistics is presented as a natural theoretical framework for productivity. The demand indexª is proposed within this framework as a new business index. Japanese productivity data covering small-to-medium to large firms from 1996 to 2006 is analyzed and the power-law for both firms and workers is established. The demand indexª is evaluated in the manufacturing sector. A new discovery is reported for the nonmanufacturing (service) sector, which calls for expansion of the superstatistics framework to negative temperature range.

Keywords: Labour productivity, superstatistics, Pareto's law, Business Cycle, demand index

JEL Classification: E10, O40, E30

Suggested Citation

Aoyama, Hideaki and Fujiwara, Yoshi and Ikeda, Yuichi and Iyetomi, Hiroshi and Souma, Wataru, Superstatistics of Labour Productivity in Manufacturing and Nonmanufacturing Sectors (2008). Economics Discussion Paper No. 2008-42, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1726699 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1726699

Hideaki Aoyama

RIKEN iTHEMS ( email )

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Research Institute for Economy, Industry and Trade (RIETI) ( email )

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Japan

Yoshi Fujiwara

University of Hyogo - Graduate School of Simulation Studies ( email )

7-1-28 Minato-jima, Minami-machi
Chuo-ku
Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047
Japan

Yuichi Ikeda

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Hiroshi Iyetomi

Niigata University ( email )

8050 Ikarashi-2-cho
Nishi-ku
Niigata, 9502181
Japan

Wataru Souma

ATR-NIS Network Informatics Laboratories ( email )

Japan

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