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Productivity: Firms, Markets and Economies

Provided by: NHH
(EQF level: 8)

The first section of the course will lay the necessary conceptual groundwork by introducing students to productivity as a concept, how it is measured, and the basic patterns of firm-level productivity both in the cross-section and over time.

The second section looks at explanations for productivity differences across producers and how this is related to differences in firm performance as well as earnings inequality and labours share of income.

The third section examines the burgeoning literature that investigates the efficiency (or lack thereof) of the allocation of resources across heterogeneous-productivity producers.

The fourth section zooms out to explore more aggregate patterns of productivity and how they are related to the microeconomic patterns that underlie it.

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  • Spring semester 2023/24

    Course start date 2024-06-17
    Course end date 2024-06-21
    Language English
    Credits 5 (ECTS)
    Grading scheme: Pass/Fail

    5 days individual home exam, start Day 1 at 9.00, deadline Day 5 at 14.00.