Productivity Growth and the Structure of Production

Discussion Papers


by Jiyoung KIM , Satoshi NAKANO, Kazuhiko NISHIMURA

December 2016


In this study, interactions between potential hierarchical value chains existing in the production structure and industry-wise productivity growths are sought. We applied generalized Chenery-Watanabe heuristics for matrix linearity maximization to triangulate the input-output incidence matrix for both Japan and the Republic of Korea, finding the potential directed flow of values spanning the industrial sectors of the basic (disaggregated) industry classifications for both countries. Sector specific productivity growths were measured by way of the Trönquvist index, using the 2000-2005 linked input-output tables for both Japan and Korea.

Keywords: Triangulation, Linked Input-Output Tables, Linear Ordering Problem, Productivity Growth
JEL classification: D24, D57, D58

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