An Industrial Organization Perspective on Productivity

103 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2021 Last revised: 14 May 2022

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Jan De Loecker

Princeton University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Chad Syverson

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: September 2021

Abstract

This chapter overviews productivity research from an industrial organization perspective. We focus on what is known and what still needs to be learned about the productivity levels and dynamics of individual producers, but also how these interact through markets and industries to influence productivity aggregates. We overview productivity concepts, facts, data, measurement, analysis, and open questions.

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De Loecker, Jan and Syverson, Chad, An Industrial Organization Perspective on Productivity (September 2021). NBER Working Paper No. w29229, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3922503

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