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Radar Scanning the World Production Frontier

Krüger, Jens J. (2015):
Radar Scanning the World Production Frontier.
In: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics, (222), ISSN 1438-2733,
[Online-Edition: https://www.download.tu-darmstadt.de/wi/vwl/ddpie/ddpie_222....],
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Abstract

In this paper we report the results from a detailed investigation of the shifts of the world production frontier function over the period 1980-2010. Analogous to a radar we implement a novel measurement approach for these shifts using nonparametrically computed productivity measures to scan the frontier shifts across the entire input-output space. The shifts of the frontier function measured in this way are analyzed by various regression methods (including robust and nonparametric). The results point towards substantial non-neutrality of technological progress and furthermore show that technological progress is more pronounced in regions of high output per worker and in regions where physical and human capital are intensely used.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2015
Creators: Krüger, Jens J.
Title: Radar Scanning the World Production Frontier
Language: English
Abstract:

In this paper we report the results from a detailed investigation of the shifts of the world production frontier function over the period 1980-2010. Analogous to a radar we implement a novel measurement approach for these shifts using nonparametrically computed productivity measures to scan the frontier shifts across the entire input-output space. The shifts of the frontier function measured in this way are analyzed by various regression methods (including robust and nonparametric). The results point towards substantial non-neutrality of technological progress and furthermore show that technological progress is more pronounced in regions of high output per worker and in regions where physical and human capital are intensely used.

Journal or Publication Title: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics
Number: 222
Uncontrolled Keywords: JEL classification: C14, E23, O11, O47 Keywords: non-neutral technological change, world production frontier, nonparametric frontier function
Divisions: 01 Department of Law and Economics
01 Department of Law and Economics > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
01 Department of Law and Economics > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete > Emprical Economics
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2016 20:55
Official URL: https://www.download.tu-darmstadt.de/wi/vwl/ddpie/ddpie_222....
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-47028
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