The Ifo Industry Growth Accounting Database

36 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2007

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Oliver Roehn

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Economics Department (ECO); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Theo S. Eicher

University of Washington - Department of Economics

Thomas Strobel

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute

Date Written: February 2007

Abstract

In this paper we present a new database that allows deep industry-level growth accounting from 1991-2003. The database allows for the first complete analysis of the German industry performance drivers based on the contributions of 12 asset types in 52 different industries. The industry sources of productivity and output growth are crucial to the understanding of the transformation of the German economy from manufacturing to information technology and service industries. The database enables researchers to develop an adequate picture of the sources of growth using standard growth accounting techniques. We formally document the new data series and its origins, with special focus on the capital stock and capital service data.

Keywords: growth accounting, industry productivity analysis

JEL Classification: O4, O5

Suggested Citation

Roehn, Oliver and Eicher, Theo S. and Strobel, Thomas, The Ifo Industry Growth Accounting Database (February 2007). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1915, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=963979 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.963979

Oliver Roehn

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Economics Department (ECO) ( email )

2 rue Andre Pascal
Paris Cedex 16, MO 63108
France

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) ( email )

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Munich, DE-81679
Germany

Theo S. Eicher (Contact Author)

University of Washington - Department of Economics ( email )

Box 353330
Seattle, WA 98195-3330
United States

Thomas Strobel

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute ( email )

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, 01069
Germany

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