What's New?



  • June 2008. Finally, the first edition of the World Productivity Database (WPD) has been made available to the public on Internet! It comprises 112 countries and covers the time period 1960-2000. Data include measures of total factor productivity growth based on numerous different estimation methods, four different capital stocks, five different labor measures, estimations including education and health capital, and much more. Contact person: Anders Isaksson
  • March 2008. "World Productivity Database: A Technical Description" and "Downloading Data from the World Productivity Database: User Guide" by Anders Isaksson are available as UNIDO Research and Statistics Staff Working Papers 10/2007 and 11/2007, respectively. Contact person: Anders Isaksson.
  • February 2008. "Explaining Productivity Change in Morocco" by Mohamed Chemingui (UNECA) and Anders Isaksson, is available as UNIDO Research and Statistics Staff Working Paper 09/2007. Contact person: Anders Isaksson.
  • November 2007. 'Firm Efficiency and the Destination of Exports: evidence from Kenyan plant-level data' by Mats Graner and Anders Isaksson, is available as UNIDO Research and Statistics Staff Working Papers 03/2007. Contact person: Anders Isaksson.
  • November 2007. 'Determinants of Total Factor Productivity: A Literature Review' and 'Productivity and Aggregate Growth: A Global Picture', both by Anders Isaksson, are now available as UNIDO Research and Statistics Staff Working Papers 02/2007 and 05/2007, respectively. Contact person: Anders Isaksson.
  • 9-11 October 2007. Conference on Productivity and Growth in Africa and Asia, Tokyo, Japan. www.unido.org.  Anders Isaksson
  • October 2007. "Why Development Levels Differ: The Sources of Differential Economic Growth in a Panel of High and Low Income Countries". (WP). Anders Isaksson and Charles R. Hulten (University of Maryland), has been issued as NBER Working Paper no. 13469, www.nber.org, UNIDO Research and Statistics Staff Working Paper 04/2007.
  • September 2007. Measurement of manufacturing sector TFP and labor productivity have been completed and will shortly be uploaded to WPD.  Anders Isaksson
  • July 2007. "Infrastructure and Productivity at Different Stages of Development". (WP). Anders Isaksson and Charles R. Hulten (University of Maryland), conference version available at www.nber.org.
  • March 2007. "Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa" by Thiam Hee Ng has been posted under "Working Papers".
  • 16 October 2006. The World Productivity Database now includes forecasts of total factor productivity level ranking and growth up to 2010 for 112 countries. These data can be obtained from "World Productivity Database".  Anders Isaksson
  • 10 October 2006. "Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity: Evidence from the East Asian Economies" by Thiam Hee Ng has been posted under "Working Papers".
  • 1 October 2006. The first edition of the World Productivity Database (WPD) has recently been completed. It comprises 112 countries and covers the time period 1960-2000. Data include measures of total factor productivity growth based on numerous different estimation methods, four different capital stocks, five different labor measures, estimations including education and health capital, and much more. At the moment, WPD is only available on intranet.  Anders Isaksson
  • 17-19 July 2006. "Why Development Levels Differ: The Sources of Differential Economic Growth in a Panel of High and Low Income Countries". (WP). Anders Isaksson and Charles R. Hulten (University of Maryland), conference version available at www.nber.org.
  • 28 November 2005. "Productivity Performance in Developing Countries: Trends and Policies" is a new report by Anders Isaksson, Thiam Hee Ng and Ghislain Robyn. It can be downloaded from "Working Papers".
  • 21 October 2005. Fifteen country case studies from sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America have been posted under "Country studies". Reports can be downloaded as .pdf-files.
  • 25 September 2005. A paper entitled 'Determinants of Productivity: Cross-Country Analysis and Country Case Studies' by Anders Isaksson and Thiam Hee Ng is available under "Working Papers".
  • 22 September 2005. Two new working papers have recently been included under "Working Papers". The first of these is entitled 'Productivity and Aggregate Growth: A Global Picture' by Anders Isaksson. The second is a review article entitled 'Determinants of Total Factor Productivity: A Literature Review' by the same author. Anders Isaksson
  • 19 September 2005. A Working Paper by Thiam Hee Ng entitled "Productivity in Developing Countries: Evidence from 15 country case studies" can be downloaded from "Working Papers".