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Productivity and the Allocation of Skills

Graduates learn skills    Earnings and production grow    Does the job matter?    We use linked employer-employee data from 2004–2012, combined with individual qualifications data from 1994–2012, to study how graduates with different skills...

Cyclical labour market adjustment in New Zealand: The response of firms to the global financial crisis and its implications for workers

This publication focuses on business dynamics across eight countries (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom) and over time, building upon the evidence collected in the framework of the OECD DynEmp...

Auckland and Productivity

Dave Maré's presentation to the Auckland Policy Office on why Auckland is "more productive".

Productivity distribution and drivers of productivity growth in the construction industry

Productivity    has risen. Thank entry and    reallocation.    The construction industry contributes a large and growing share of the New Zealand economy, with total employment rising to almost 10% and value added (GDP contribution)...

Firm productivity growth and skill

This paper examines firm multifactor productivity (mfp) growth and changing skill levels of labour in New Zealand, using NZ microdata for 2001–2012. Strong employment growth for lower skilled workers lowered average skill by 1.8% over...

Intangible Investment and Firm Performance

It is hard to see     where intangibles take you.     Happy customers?     We combine survey and administrative data for about 13,000 firms from 2005 to 2013 to study the inter-relationships among firm...

Intangible investment and firm performance

A presentation on his intangible investment research given by Adam Jaffe at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland in September 2016.

Picking up speed: Does ultrafast broadband increase firm productivity?

UFB alone    is not the path to success.    Organise, you must.    We estimate whether there are productivity gains from ultrafast broadband (UFB) adoption and whether any gains are higher when firms undertake...

Why firm size matters: investigating the drivers of innovation and economic performance in New Zealand using the Business Operations Survey

The performance of the New Zealand (NZ) economy is something of an enigma. Although ranked one (of 144 countries) for four important ‘growth fundamentals’ NZ is ‘middle of the pack’ when it comes to economic...

Firm Productivity Growth and Skill

Quals are increasing.    Job growth draws in new workers,    But they are less skilled.    This paper examines the relationship between firm multifactor productivity growth (mfp) and changing skill levels of labour in...

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