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July 1999, Vol. 122, No. 7
International labor productivity and per capita income
Bart van Ark and Robert H. McGuckin
Bart van Ark and Robert H. McGuckin are with the Conference Board, New York. Van Ark is also an associate professor of economics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. The authors are solely responsible for the estimates provided in this article.
A new cross-national study reveals differences in economic performance and living standards that are both quantitatively and qualitatively large across countries and regions. This article describes recent work at The Conference Board in combining estimates from a variety of statistical sources to reconcile labor productivity and per capita income for a wide range of countries and regions.
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