Superstatistics of Labour Productivity in Manufacturing and Nonmanufacturing Sectors

18 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

Hitachi Research Laboratory

Hiroshi Iyetomi

Niigata University

Wataru Souma

ATR-NIS Network Informatics Laboratories

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Labour productivity distribution (dispersion) is studied within the framework of statistical physics and the result is compared with the outcome of the empirical analysis. Superstatistics is presented as a natural theoretical framework for the productivity distribution. The demand index ê is proposed within this framework as a new business index. Productivity analysis is made on the Japanese data covering smallto-medium to large firms from 1996 to 2006 and the power-law for both firms and workers is established. The demand index ê is evaluated in the manufacturing sector. A new discovery is reported for the nonmanufacturing (service) sector, which calls for an expansion of the superstatistics framework to include the negative temperature range. --

Keywords: Labour productivity, superstatistics, Pareto's Law, business cycle, demand index

JEL Classification: E10, E30, O40

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 (2009). Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Vol. 3, 2009-22, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1726852 or http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2009-22

Hideaki Aoyama (Contact Author)

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

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Yoshi Fujiwara

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

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Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047
Japan

Yuichi Ikeda

Hitachi Research Laboratory

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China

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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