Competitiveness, Convergence, and International Specialization (The MIT Press)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780262041355: Competitiveness, Convergence, and International Specialization (The MIT Press)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

David Dollar and Edward Wolff look at claims that a deindustrialized United States is on the road to secondrate status in the global marketplace and find them to be both unfounded and simplistic. Their systematic and empirical investigation of the mechanisms through which countries like Japan and Germany have caught up with the United States in terms of productivity and standard of living will inform public debate about which government policies are likely to improve a nation's competitiveness. Looking at productivity convergence from the industry and subindustry level, Dollar and Wolff also examine questions of the relationship of productivity growth in individual industries to convergence of overall productivity in developed countries, the identification of industries crucial for aggregate productivity growth, the sources of productivity growth within industries, the relationship between international trade and productivity convergence, and whether the same mechanics of convergence are at work in developing countries. The authors' findings reveal, among other things, that the slowness of U.S. productivity growth relative to other nations is largely due to forces pushing for convergence of aggregate productivity levels. Although other countries have been catching up with the U.S., there is no evidence that they will surpass the US. or that the U.S. has deindustrialized. Perhaps most important, Dollar and Wolff find that countries catch up by raising their productivity levels in all manufacturing industries, not by large shifts of their employment and output from low- to high-value-added sectors. The growing similarity of advanced economies in terms of overall productivity masks a continued high degree of specialization in particular industries. Today different countries are the productivity leaders in different industries. Accordingly, the authors recommend that public policy focus on institutions and policies to promote innovation in general, rather than in key industries, and on free trade rather than protectionism.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Dollar is Senior Economist at the World Bank. Edward N. Wolff is Professor of Economics at New York University.

Review:

Dollar and Wolff have written an interesting and original piece of work that goes beyond earlier studies of competitiveness and productivity convergence. The book deserves to be read by all involved in industrial policy, to get their facts straight.

Magnus Blomstrom, Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economics Research (Endorsement)

The data and analysis in this book expand greatly our understanding of economic convergence since World War II, and of the factors that lie behind covergence. The book presents a wealth of new data on patterns of convergence at an industry level. The interpretations offered by the authors are provocative and important.

Richard Nelson, National Bureau of Economic Research (Endorsement)

An illuminating contribution to the understanding of the productivity perfomance of advanced capitalist countries. A clear analysis of labor productivity and total factor productivity at a disaggregated level.

Professor Angus Maddison, University of Groningen (Endorsement)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David DollarEdward N. Wolff
Published by MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262041359 ISBN 13: 9780262041355
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0262041359

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Edward N. Wolff, David Dollar
Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (1993)
ISBN 10: 0262041359 ISBN 13: 9780262041355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 1993. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. David Dollar and Edward Wolff look at claims that a deindustrialized United States is on the road to secondrate status in the global marketplace and find them to be both unfounded and simplistic. Their systematic and empirical investigation of the mechanisms through which countries like Japan and Germany have caught up with the United States in terms of productivity and standard of living will inform public debate about which government policies are likely to improve a nation's competitiveness. Looking at productivity convergence from the industry and subindustry level, Dollar and Wolff also examine questions of the relationship of productivity growth in individual industries to convergence of overall productivity in developed countries, the identification of industries crucial for aggregate productivity growth, the sources of productivity growth within industries, the relationship between international trade and productivity convergence, and whether the same mechanics of convergence are at work in developing countries. The authors' findings reveal, among other things, that the slowness of U.S. productivity growth relative to other nations is largely due to forces pushing for convergence of aggregate productivity levels. Although other countries have been catching up with the U.S., there is no evidence that they will surpass the US. or that the U.S. has deindustrialized. Perhaps most important, Dollar and Wolff find that countries catch up by raising their productivity levels in all manufacturing industries, not by large shifts of their employment and output from low- to high-value-added sectors. The growing similarity of advanced economies in terms of overall productivity masks a continued high degree of specialization in particular industries. Today different countries are the productivity leaders in different industries. Accordingly, the authors recommend that public policy focus on institutions and policies to promote innovation in general, rather than in key industries, and on free trade rather than protectionism. Seller Inventory # AAH9780262041355

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

David Dollar, Edward N. Wolff
Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (1993)
ISBN 10: 0262041359 ISBN 13: 9780262041355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 1993. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. David Dollar and Edward Wolff look at claims that a deindustrialized United States is on the road to secondrate status in the global marketplace and find them to be both unfounded and simplistic. Their systematic and empirical investigation of the mechanisms through which countries like Japan and Germany have caught up with the United States in terms of productivity and standard of living will inform public debate about which government policies are likely to improve a nation s competitiveness. Looking at productivity convergence from the industry and subindustry level, Dollar and Wolff also examine questions of the relationship of productivity growth in individual industries to convergence of overall productivity in developed countries, the identification of industries crucial for aggregate productivity growth, the sources of productivity growth within industries, the relationship between international trade and productivity convergence, and whether the same mechanics of convergence are at work in developing countries. The authors findings reveal, among other things, that the slowness of U.S. productivity growth relative to other nations is largely due to forces pushing for convergence of aggregate productivity levels. Although other countries have been catching up with the U.S., there is no evidence that they will surpass the US. or that the U.S. has deindustrialized. Perhaps most important, Dollar and Wolff find that countries catch up by raising their productivity levels in all manufacturing industries, not by large shifts of their employment and output from low- to high-value-added sectors. The growing similarity of advanced economies in terms of overall productivity masks a continued high degree of specialization in particular industries. Today different countries are the productivity leaders in different industries. Accordingly, the authors recommend that public policy focus on institutions and policies to promote innovation in general, rather than in key industries, and on free trade rather than protectionism. Seller Inventory # AAH9780262041355

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Edward N. Wolff, David Dollar
Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (1993)
ISBN 10: 0262041359 ISBN 13: 9780262041355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 1993. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. David Dollar and Edward Wolff look at claims that a deindustrialized United States is on the road to secondrate status in the global marketplace and find them to be both unfounded and simplistic. Their systematic and empirical investigation of the mechanisms through which countries like Japan and Germany have caught up with the United States in terms of productivity and standard of living will inform public debate about which government policies are likely to improve a nation's competitiveness. Looking at productivity convergence from the industry and subindustry level, Dollar and Wolff also examine questions of the relationship of productivity growth in individual industries to convergence of overall productivity in developed countries, the identification of industries crucial for aggregate productivity growth, the sources of productivity growth within industries, the relationship between international trade and productivity convergence, and whether the same mechanics of convergence are at work in developing countries. The authors' findings reveal, among other things, that the slowness of U.S. productivity growth relative to other nations is largely due to forces pushing for convergence of aggregate productivity levels. Although other countries have been catching up with the U.S., there is no evidence that they will surpass the US. or that the U.S. has deindustrialized. Perhaps most important, Dollar and Wolff find that countries catch up by raising their productivity levels in all manufacturing industries, not by large shifts of their employment and output from low- to high-value-added sectors. The growing similarity of advanced economies in terms of overall productivity masks a continued high degree of specialization in particular industries. Today different countries are the productivity leaders in different industries. Accordingly, the authors recommend that public policy focus on institutions and policies to promote innovation in general, rather than in key industries, and on free trade rather than protectionism. Seller Inventory # BTE9780262041355

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

David Dollar
Published by MIT Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 0262041359 ISBN 13: 9780262041355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780262041355

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

David Dollar (author), Edward N. Wolff (author)
Published by The MIT Press 1993-05-04, Cambridge, Mass. |London (1993)
ISBN 10: 0262041359 ISBN 13: 9780262041355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The MIT Press 1993-05-04, Cambridge, Mass. |London, 1993. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780262041355

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

David Dollar
Published by MIT Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0262041359 ISBN 13: 9780262041355
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press, 1993. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WM-9780262041355

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

DOLLAR
ISBN 10: 0262041359 ISBN 13: 9780262041355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1993. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780262041355 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01471717

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

David Dollar/ Edward N. Wolff
Published by Mit Pr (1993)
ISBN 10: 0262041359 ISBN 13: 9780262041355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mit Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 238 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0262041359

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

David Dollar, Edward N. Wolff
Published by The MIT Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0262041359 ISBN 13: 9780262041355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The MIT Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0262041359

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book