Productivity and transition in Swedish iron and steel, 1870-1940

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dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola de Historia Económica 2007-06-11T11:56:56Z 2007-06-11T11:56:56Z 2007-06
dc.description.abstract This paper would like to analyse how Swedish iron and steel entrepreneurs reacted to the strains of increasing competition on world markets which affected the industry between 1870 and 1940. It implicitly searches for readjustments taken by the sector as a whole in order to increase productivity. A first part of the paper presents the breakdown into periods and the background to the transitions we are going to examine. We then go on to describe the data we have assembled for the contrast both from national accounts and complementary sources. We contrast the coherence of the data series by estimating total factor productivity with a primal and a dual approach and by looking at factor substitution and relative prices. Next we examine the contribution to growth of the different inputs: labour, capital, resources and TFP. We find evidence for the industry reacting to competitive strains and overall we find TFP as the main responsible force.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working papers in Economic History
dc.relation.ispartofseries 07-10
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Iron
dc.subject.other Steel
dc.subject.other Sweden
dc.subject.other Total factor productivity
dc.subject.other Dual estimate
dc.title Productivity and transition in Swedish iron and steel, 1870-1940
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel D24
dc.subject.jel L61
dc.subject.jel N13
dc.subject.jel N14
dc.subject.jel N63
dc.subject.jel N64
dc.subject.jel O47
dc.subject.eciencia Historia
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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dc.identifier.repec wp07-10
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