The decreasing returns on working time: an empirical analysis on panel country data

  title={The decreasing returns on working time: an empirical analysis on panel country data},
  author={Gilbert Cette and Samuel Chang and Maty Konte},
  journal={Applied Economics Letters},
  pages={1677 - 1682}
An empirical analysis is conducted on two panels of 18 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries to test whether the elasticity of hourly productivity to working time is negative and decreasing with working time itself. If so, the decreasing returns on working time could be indicative of a fatigue effect that increases with working time. We find that the elasticity of productivity per hour to working time is negative and decreases with working time, but its… 

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