With some economic recovery having finally got underway, the UK is still feeling the repercussions of the so-called ‘Great Recession’. National output, as measured by GDP, fell by over 7% from its peak in January 2008 – the biggest fall since the inter-war years – and only returned to its pre-crisis level in April 2014 (NIESR 2014).
The great British jobs and productivity mystery
João Paulo Pessoa, John Van Reenen, 28 June 2014
Internationalisation and innovation of firms: Give them one roof
Carlo Altomonte, Tommaso Aquilante, Gábor Békés, Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, 21 March 2014
Policymakers traditionally have attempted to encourage internationalisation based on the implicit rationale that the latter is associated with productivity and/or employment growth. At the same time, since innovation is the key driver of productivity growth, much attention has been devoted to the specific channels through which trade and innovation are linked (see Aiginger 2011).
Financial globalisation and productivity growth
M Ayhan Kose, Eswar Prasad, Marco E Terrones, 5 January 2009
Theoretical models posit a number of channels through which openness to international financial flows ought to increase economic growth. However, there is little robust empirical evidence of a causal link between these two variables (see Obstfeld, 2008).
Manufacturing restructuring and the role of real exchange rate shocks
Karolina Ekholm, Andreas Moxnes, Karen-Helene Ulltveit-Moe, 30 August 2008
A weak dollar and a record low US interest rate are regarded as good news by US exporters but worry European manufacturers. Export industry representatives and governments fear real appreciations for their potential negative influence on profitability and employment.
Europe’s employment growth revived after 1995 while productivity growth slowed: Is it a coincidence?
Ian Dew-Becker, Robert J. Gordon, 15 April 2008
As of 1995, Europe (the EU-15) had almost caught up to the PPP-adjusted level of US labour productivity, while its per-capita income ratio to the US stagnated at only 70 percent. This discrepancy is explained by a decline over 1960-1995 in hours worked per capita in Europe compared to the US.
Offshoring, not enough to beat Italy's productivity slowdown
Francesco Daveri , Cecilia Jona-Lasinio , 29 November 2007
The offshoring of activities of manufacturing firms and industries often features at the centre-stage of the political arena for its allegedly negative effects on domestic employment. During the 2004 US presidential campaign, the concern that outsourcing had gone too far creating more hardships than necessary for American unskilled workers was one of the hot political issues.
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