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Productivity, computerization, and skill change

Edward N. Wolff

Productivity, computerization, and skill change

by Edward N. Wolff

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Industrial productivity -- United States.,
  • Computer literacy -- United States.,
  • Machinery in the workplace -- United States.,
  • Labor supply -- United States.,
  • Skilled labor -- United States.,
  • Capital investments -- United States.,
  • Education -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdward N. Wolff.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 8743, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 8743.
    ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32, [14] p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22431889M

    The Second Edition of Computerization and Controversy: Value Conflicts and Social Choices is a collection of 78 articles that examine the social aspects of computerization from a variety of perspectives, many presenting important viewpoints not often discussed in the conventional literature. A number of paired articles comprise thought-provoking head-on debate.3/5(5). of lackluster productivity growth, this would give a needed boost to economic growth and prosperity and help offset the impact of a declining share of the working-age population in many countries. Based on our scenario modeling, we estimate automation could raise productivity growth globally by to .

    Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. Abstract. We explore the overlap between service and computerization using macro-level industrial data on the U.S. real estate market and five comparison industries (hospitals, financial services, legal services, machinery manufacturing, and fabricated metals).Cited by: 1.

    If you ask Dobelli, very little. This book is an excellent collection of 99 thinking errors — from cognitive biases to social distortions. This is the most practical book I’ve read on decision making. 4. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. This book lives up to its hype. You will change the way you think after reading Kahneman’s book. The impact of technology on organizational performance Yves-C. Gagnon and Jocelyne Dragon 19 Jocelyne Dragon is the assistant director of administration and facilities with the recreation and community development depart-ment of the City of Saint-Laurent and is also a member of the man-agement committee for the City’s information highway File Size: 95KB.


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However, computerization is positively associated with occupational restructuring and changes in the composition of intermediate inputs and capital coefficients. There is modest evidence that the growth of worker skills is positively related to industry productivity by: Get this from a library.

Productivity, computerization, and skill change. [Edward N Wolff; National Bureau of Economic Research.]. Abstract. Robert Productivity was, perhaps, the first to point out the anomaly between productivity growth and computerization. Indeed, he quipped that we see computers everywhere except in the productivity Cited by: Productivity, Computerization, and Skill Change Article   February   with  10 Reads  How we measure 'reads' A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the.

However, computerization is positively associated with occupational restructuring and changes in the composition of intermediate inputs and capital coefficients. There is modest evidence that the growth of worker skills is positively related to industry productivity by: The growth in cognitive skills, on the other hand, is significantly related to industry productivity growth, though the effect is very modest.

Moreover, the degree of computerization is not significant. In contrast, computerization has had a statistically significant effect on changes in industry input coefficients. Section reviews some of the pertinent literature on the role of skill change Productivity computerization with regard to productivity changes in the US economy.

Section presents descriptive statistics on postwar productivity trends and key variables that shaped the pattern of productivity growth in the postwar period, while Section concludes. The article concentrates on the relation of skills, education, and computerization to productivity growth and other indicators of technological change on the industry level.

Productivity, Computerization, and Skill Change. By Edward N. Wolff. Get PDF ( KB) Abstract. Using pooled cross-section, time-series data for 44 industries over the decades of the s, s, and s in the United States, I find no econometric evidence that computer investment is positively linked to TFP growth (over and above its Author: Edward N.

Wolff. Productivity, Computerization, and Skill Change. By Edward N. Wolff. Abstract. Abstract: Using pooled cross-section, time-series data for 44 industries over the decades of the s, s, and s in the United States, I find no econometric evidence that computer investment is positively linked to TFP growth (over and above its inclusion in Author: Edward N.

Wolff. However, computerization is positively associated with occupational restructuring and changes in the composition of intermediate inputs and capital coefficients. There is modest evidence that the growth of worker skills is positively related to industry productivity growth.

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There is modest evidence that the growth of worker skills is positively related to industry productivity growth. The effects are very modest -- adding at most percentage points to annual labor productivity growth. Productivity, computerization, and skill change.

By Edward N. Wolff. Get PDF ( KB) Until recently, most studies examining the effect of computerization on productivity have shown little evidence of a payoff to computer investment in terms of productivity growth.

and computerization to productivity growth and other indicators of Author: Edward N. Wolff. Moreover, the degree of computerization is not significant.

In contrast, computerization has had a statistically significant effect on changes in industry input coefficients.

The paper begins in Section 1, which reviews some of the pertinent literature on the role of skill change and computerization on productivity changes in the U.S.

economy. Productivity, computerization, and skill change. Edward Wolff () Economic Review,vol. 87, issue Q3, Abstract: Until recently, most studies examining the effect of computerization on productivity have shown little evidence of a payoff to computer investment in terms of productivity growth.

Most of these studies have focused on the connection between information technology (IT) or Cited by: of skill change and computerization on productivity changes in the U.S. economy. Section 2 introduces the accounting framework and model.

Section 3 presents descriptive statistics on postwar productivity trends. Descriptive statistics are also presented for key variables that have shaped the pattern of productivity growth over the postwar by: This article helps fill that gap. ; The article concentrates on the relation of skills, education, and computerization to productivity growth and other indicators of technological change on the industry level.

to study how the productivity of labour as well as the skill structure are affected in the short- run by an increase in the stock of computers and in the long-run by a decrease in their price. The world has witnessed three step functions in technological change: mechanization, electrification, and computerization.

These industrial revolutions led to massive increases in productivity and thus the need for fewer workers. With each of these technological breakthroughs, the power balance between companies and workers shifted heavily to Author: Jeff Wald.

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Click the button below to see the full list of eBooks, templates and checklists available for free download right now.Suzanne Iacono, Rob Kling, in Computerization and Controversy (Second Edition), Why Is the United States Rapidly Computerizing?

Computerization is the process of developing, implementing, and using computer systems for activities such as teaching, accounting, writing, or designing circuits, for example.

Local actors make social choices about the levels of appropriate investment, access.C Impact of technology on. labour market outcomes. This section considers the effects of technology on the level and. composition of employment and wages. Technological progress, by increasing the productivity of factors of production, expands an economy’s production possibility frontier.