Increases in total factor productivity (TFP) drove the engine of worldwide economic gains for decades. But since the 2008 global financial crisis, TFP declines have been responsible for a major share of the output slowdown in both the developed and developing economies. Professionals at the International Monetary Fund focus on the crisis-fanned “headwinds” that have hindered productivity growth. In this scholarly dive into the nuances of productivity, the team analyzes the shortfall and its causes, implications and potential mitigations. getAbstract recommends this erudite report to economists, executives and policy experts.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why global productivity growth is anemic,
- What factors are causing the slack and
- How policy makers can boost productivity.
About the Authors
Gustavo Adler et al. are economists and researchers at the International Monetary Fund.