DP16513 An Industrial Organization Perspective on Productivity

Author(s): Jan De Loecker, Chad Syverson
Publication Date: September 2021
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Programme Areas: Industrial Organization, International Trade and Regional Economics
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This chapter overviews productivity research from an industrial organization perspective. We focus on what is known and what still needs to be learned about the productivity levels and dynamics of individual producers, but also how these interact through markets and industries to influence productivity aggregates. We overview productivity concepts, facts, data, measurement, analysis, and open questions.