Why is productivity procyclical?

why do we care? by Susanto Basu

Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Industrial productivity.,
  • Business cycles.

Edition Notes

StatementSusanto Basu, John Fernald.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 7940, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 7940.
ContributionsFernald, John G., National Bureau of Economic Research.
The Physical Object
Pagination86 p. ;
Number of Pages86
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22408821M

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Productivity rises in booms and falls in recessions. There are four main explanations for this procyclical productivity: (i) procyclical technology shocks, (ii) widespread imperfect competition and increasing returns, (iii) Why is productivity procyclical?

book utilization of inputs over the cycle, and (iv) resource reallocations. Founded inthe NBER is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals.

Why Is Productivity Procyclical. Why Do We Care. Susanto Basu and John Fernald Productivity is procyclical. That is, whether measured as labor productiv-ity or total factor productivity, productivity rises in booms and falls in recessions.

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Abstract. Productivity rises in booms and falls in recessions. There are four main explanations for procyclical productivity: (i) procyclical technology shocks, (ii) widespread imperfect competition and increasing returns, (iii) variable utilization of Author: John G.

Fernald, Susanto Basu, Susanto Basu. Productivity rises in booms and falls in recessions. There are four main explanations for this procyclical productivity: (i) procyclical technology shocks, (ii) widespread imperfect competition. Productivity rises in booms and falls in recessions.

There are four main explanations for procyclical productivity: (i) procyclical technology shocks, (ii) widespread imperfect competition and. Downloadable. Productivity rises in booms and falls in recessions. There are four main explanations for this procyclical productivity: (i) procyclical technology shocks, (ii) widespread imperfect competition and increasing returns, (iii) variable utilization of inputs over the cycle, and (iv) resource reallocations.

Recent macroeconomic literature views this stylized fact of procyclical. Why Is Productivity Procyclical. Why Do We Care. was published in New Developments in Productivity Analysis on page Downloadable. Productivity rises in booms and falls in recessions.

Why is productivity procyclical? book are four main explanations for procyclical productivity: (i) procyclical technology shocks, (ii) widespread imperfect competition and increasing returns, (iii) variable utilization of inputs over the cycle, and (iv) resource reallocations.

Each of these explanations has important implications for macroeconomic modeling. Why Is Productivity Procyclical. Why Do We Care. Susanto Basu, John Fernald. Chapter in NBER book New Developments in Productivity Analysis (), Charles R. Hulten, Edwin R. Dean and Michael J.

Harper, editors (p. - ) Published in January by University of Chicago PressCited by:   Abstract. Total Factor Productivity (TFP) explains around a 70% of the business cycle fluctuations, yet its traditional interpretation as technology progress is not supported by the data, nor is it clear how its serially-persistent, mean-reverting behavior reconciles with neoclassical economics.

US labor and total factor productivity have historically been procyclical—rising in booms and falling in recessions. After the mids, however, total factor productivity became much less procyclical with respect to hours while labor productivity turned strongly countercyclical.

We find that the key empirical “fact” driving these changes is reduced variation in factor utilization. Abstract. This paper investigates the relative importance of cyclical fluctuations in labor and capital utilization, increasing returns to scale, and technology shocks as explanations for procyclical productivity.

2 See Basu and Fernald () for a broad discussion of procyclical productivity. Key recent references on the changing cyclicality include Stiroh (), Gordon (), Gal.

í and van Rens (), and Barnichon (). 2 workweek of capital—is a key reason why. Procyclical productivity is observed in virtually all countries and industries, and it is observed even in periods of fluctuations due to pure demand shocks, such as during the Great Depression.

Example of Procyclical Behavior. Policies and fiscal behavior typically fall into procyclic patterns in periods of boom and there is economic prosperity, many members of. Downloadable (with restrictions). This paper investigates the relative importance of cyclical fluctuations in labor and capital utilization, increasing returns to scale, and technology shocks as explanations for procyclical productivity.

It exploits the intuition that materials inputs do not have variable utilization rates, and materials are likely to be used in fixed proportions with value added. The productivity slowdown of the s and s and the resumption of productivity growth in the s have provoked controversy among policymakers and researchers.

Economists have been forced to reexamine fundamental questions of measurement technique. Some researchers argue that econometric approaches to productivity measurement usefully address shortcomings of the. Procyclical and countercyclical variables are variables that fluctuate in a way that is positively or negatively correlated with business cycle fluctuations in gross domestic product (GDP).

The scope of the concept may differ between the context of macroeconomic theory and that of economic policy–making. The concept is often encountered in the context of a government's approach to spending.

Downloadable (with restrictions). Labor productivity comoves strongly with output, leads output and employment, and is only weakly correlated with employment.

Procyclical productivity is observed in virtually all countries and industries, and it is observed even in periods of fluctuations due to pure demand shocks, such as during the Great Depression and the second World War. Productivity growth (as measured by the Solow residual) is procyclical, though not nearly as much as labor input.

In other words, most of the output loss in recessions can be traced to unemployment. Wages vary less than productivity, and have low correlation with out-put.

All major expenditure categories are procyclical. Investment in con. Basu, Susanto, and John Fernald (). "Why is Productivity Procyclical. Why Do We Care?" in C. Hulten, E. Dean, and M. Harper, eds., New Developments in Productivity Analysis, National Bureau of Economic Research, Studies in Business Cycles.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. This hypothesis of procyclical labor productivity has been studied by many authors, among them Fay and Medoff (), Aizcorbe (), Sbordone () and Burnside et al.

Productivity growth reflects the degree with which we are all producing economic output more efficiently. If productivity is rising we can pay workers more for their efforts without risking an.

The Solow residual is a number describing empirical productivity growth in an economy from year to year and decade to decade. Robert Solow, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences-winning economist, defined rising productivity as rising output with constant capital and labor input.

It is a "residual" because it is the part of growth that is not accounted for by measures of capital. Downloadable (with restrictions). Measured productivity growth increased substantially during the second half of the s. This paper examines whether this increase owes to an increase in the rate of technological change or whether it can be explained by non-technological factors relating to factor utilization, factor accumulation, or returns to scale.

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Learn to. Procyclical Productivity in Manufacturing. Autores: Lucas Navarro, Raimundo Soto Localización: Cuadernos de economía: Latin American Journal of Economics, ISSN-eNº., págs.

Idioma: español Enlaces. Texto completo (html)Resumen. We study the cyclical behavior of labor productivity in eighty industries of the Chilean manufacturing sector in the period.

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