Productivity in Asia: Economic Growth and Competitiveness

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Dale Weldeau Jorgenson, Masahiro Kuroda, Kazuyuki Motohashi
Edward Elgar, 2007 - Business & Economics - 244 pages
The outstanding economic performance of East Asian countries has been investigated in numerous studies. However, most comparative studies analyze macro-level productivity. In this book, the productivity performance of China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the United States are compared at industry level. The work is a result of an international collaborative research project by RIETI (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry), Japan. The total factor productivity growth and level amongst these five countries sheds new light on the industrial competitiveness of growing Asian economies compared to Japan and the United States. In addition, this book provides detailed information on productivity datasets for these five countries.Productivity in Asia will strongly appeal to scholars of Asian studies, industrial organization and economics as well as those interested in productivity statistics.

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Edited by Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University, US, Masahiro Kuroda, Keio University, Japan and Kazuyuki Motohashi, Professor, University of Tokyo and Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

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