Productivity

The federal government should significantly increase spending on research and development that specifically targets technologies likely to boost productivity in order to spur growth and reduce the budget deficit.
Productivity
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April 4, 2017
There was a time in America, not too long ago, when most people were full-throated advocates of technologically powered productivity growth, writes Rob Atkinson in National Review. Those days are gone, though.
April 3, 2017
Productivity rather than profitability has a higher impact on the chances of a new firm's survival, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 7, 2017
Trade improves productivity in manufacturing supply chains, as seen in recent empirical evidence from Vietnam, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
February 15, 2017
After analyzing technological change over recessions and across OECD countries, economists find that it wasn't at fault for sluggish employment growth in the United States post-Great Recession, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
February 13, 2017
Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing.
January 16, 2017
If U.S. corporations brought back all their profits, labor productivity would have been 5.1 percent higher in R&D intensive industries and 4.5 percent higher in IT-intensive industries in 2014, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 3, 2017
Between 2004 and 2012, employment in Spanish firms that released novel products into the market grew 1.5 percentage points faster than firms not engaged in product innovation, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 31, 2016
Rob Atkinson writes in National Review that what will really make the economy great again—and raise living standards at the rate Americans expect—is a comprehensive national productivity strategy.
December 19, 2016
French manufacturing firms located in more densely populated areas are 6.5 percent more productive than those located in less densely populated areas, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 12, 2016
A new paper from the Center for European Economic Research finds that innovation leads to more jobs, not fewer, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

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