Productivity

What should the fifth U.S. economic recovery package look like? Rob Atkinson's op-ed in American Compass explains that it must address both the short-term and long-term health of the economy.
Productivity
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November 16, 2020
Many on the left are advocating for industrial policies that would do little or nothing to boost advanced industry competitiveness. Writing in American Compass, Rob D.
October 5, 2020
A study of manufacturing in India finds that the informal segment is harmful to the growth in productivity of the manufacturing sector, because workers move on average from more productive formal employment to less productive informal employment.
October 5, 2020
The most important determinant of a nation’s economic wellbeing is the growth in per-capita GDP. The principle way that growth occurs is through productivity growth.
September 17, 2020
Reducing unemployment and getting the COVID-impacted economy back to some semblance of normality is clearly the top economic task.
August 24, 2020
Analysis of a survey of Swedish firms found that 65 percent of firms that conduct in-house software development had recently introduced a new product or service, compared to 46 percent for firms that contract out software development and 32 percent for firms that do no software development.
August 17, 2020
The U.S. Labor Department’s jobs report in February 2020 showed the country’s lowest rate of unemployment in 60 years. Two months later, it showed the highest rate of unemployment in 80 years.
July 20, 2020
What should the fifth U.S. economic recovery package look like? Rob Atkinson's op-ed in American Compass explains that it must address both the short-term and long-term health of the economy.
July 13, 2020
A major study from 2016 that found that Chinese imports increased European patent growth up to 30 percent between 1996-2005 had major coding flaws. The correct data show negative & insignificant changes due to Chinese competition.
July 6, 2020
A new study examines the number of researchers in the public and private sectors between 1981 and 2017 across 20 OECD countries, finding that a doubling of private researchers increases productivity growth by 4.3 to 7.2 percent, while doubling public researchers increases productivity growth by 6.1 to 20.6 percent.
July 6, 2020
According to press reports, both the U.S Attorney General and most state attorneys general will file one or more antitrust cases against Google sometime this summer. If true, the United States would be going down a path already well-trod by the European Commission, which has conducted three antitrust cases against the company.

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