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June 2001

Multifactor productivity trends in manufacturing industries, 1987-96

Ziaul Z. Ahmed, Patricia S. Wilder

Over the 1987-96 period, multifactor productivity-measured as output per unit of combined inputs-increased in manufacturing as a whole and in most of the 108 published three-digit industries within manufacturing; within the three-digit industries, however, there was wide dispersion in the growth rates

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