Thoughts on why the 18th century Industrial Revolution flourished in Britain…
The Industrial Revolution and Modern Development, The Growth Economics Blog, 13 Jan 2015
Precocious Albion: A New Interpretation of the British Industrial Revolution, Annual Review of Economics, Aug 2014
Weakening productivity is casting doubt on the sustainability of China’s growth…
Unproductive Production, The Economist, 11 Oct 2014
Essential reading on US trend growth and whether spare capacity is much less than previously thought…
Productivity and Potential Output Before, During, and After the Great Recession, John Fernald, FRB San Francisco, June 2014
Potential Output and Total Factor Productivity since 2000, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, 22 Sep 2014
A Tale of Two States—Bringing Back US Productivity Growth, IMF Direct, 25 Sep 2014
Behind the Slowdown of Potential GDP, FRB Cleveland, Feb 2013
Are we really witnessing secular stagnation or are those infamous GDP data (and here) misleading us?
Innovation does not equal GDP Growth, The Growth Economics Blog, 25 August 2014
How do people find the time to create such lovely graphics? This is a nice one on hype cycles and new technologies…
Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2014
A bigger rice bowl, The Economist, 9 May 2014
Proposals as to how the EU can enhance its productivity growth and close the gap with the US…
Knowledge assets, absorptive capacity, and institutional reforms , VoxEU, 24 Apr 2014
Standard production functions treat labour and capital as impersonal inputs into a mathematical function. But labour is a very special input with unique human characteristics!
Rise of the robots, The Economist, 29 Mar 2014
Digital v human: the new debate, Financial Times, 28 Mar 2014
Capital in the long run, The Economist, 9 Jan 2014
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A useful overview by Timothy Taylor…
The US Productivity Challenge, Conversable Economist, 18 Mar 2014
The relevant chapter from the 2014 Economic Report of the President is here.
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