A Contribution to the Empirics of Total Factor Productivity∗

Abstract

Our paper analyzes the causal links between human capital accumulation and growth in total factor productivity (TFP). In particular, it tests the NelsonPhelps hypothesis that human capital is crucial in enabling the imitation of technologies developed at the frontier. To this end we calculate TFP for a sample of 86 heterogeneous countries over the period… (More)

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@inproceedings{Aiyar2002ACT, title={A Contribution to the Empirics of Total Factor Productivity∗}, author={Shekhar Aiyar and James Feyrer}, year={2002} }