In his "Editor’s Overview", Andrew Sharpe presents the latest International Productivity Monitor issue containing "seven articles on a range of productivity-related topics: the potential gains from more competitive regulatory settings for real per capita GDP growth in Canada; the role of capital measurement issues in accounting for slower productivity growth in Canada; the achievement of productivity lift-off in New Zealand; the productivity implication of a country’s position within Global Value Chains; explanations for the U.S. productivity slowdown; cyclical versus trend slowdowns in productivity growth; and the rise of the intangible economy."
Andrew Sharpe: Editor's Overview
Aled ab Iorwerth and Carlos Rosell: The Gains from More Competitive Regulation Settings in Canada
Wulong Gu: Accounting for Slower Productivity Growth in Canada after 2000: Role of Intangible Capital, Natural Capital, Infrastructure Capital and Capital Utilization
Paul Conway: Can the Kiwi Fly? Achieving Productivity Lift-off in New Zealand
Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Timmis: The Changing Structure of Global Value Chains: Are Central Hubs Key for Productivity?
Alexander Murray: What Explains the Post-2004 U.S. Productivity Slowdown?
John Fernald: Cyclical Downturn or Slowing Trend? A Review Article on "Productivity Puzzles across Europe"
Chad Syverson: Review Article on "Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy" by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake
We recommend, in particular, to read the last article which reviews a recent book on intangible capital (Princeton University Press, 2017). You can follow Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake`s presentation of their book on You Tube under https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkEEjT5mU5c
Source: International Productivity Monitor, No. 34, Spring 2018