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The Contributions from Firm Entry, Exit and Continuation to Labour Productivity Growth in New Zealand (WP 05/01)

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Tuesday, 1 March 2005
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JEL classification: 
D21 - Firm Behavior: Theory
L00 - Industrial Organization: General
O12 - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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This paper evaluates the contributions from firm entry, exit and continuation to labour productivity growth in New Zealand over the period 1995 to 2003.


We would like to thank Bob Buckle, Dimitri Margaritis, Dean Parham, John Gibson, Veronica Jacobson, Adrienne Quach, Dave Maré, Jason Timmons, Dean Hyslop, participants at a presentation given in Treasury’s Economic Growth Seminar Series and to our colleagues in the Policy Coordination and Development Section for their contributions to this paper. We would also like to thank Statistics New Zealand for data access and their advice throughout this project.


This document was commissioned by the New Zealand Treasury. However, the views, opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in it are strictly those of the author(s), do not necessarily represent and should not be reported as those of the New Zealand Treasury or Statistics New Zealand. The New Zealand Treasury and Statistics New Zealand take no responsibility for any errors, omissions in, or for the correctness of, the information contained in this paper.

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Friday, 26 October 2007