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Working paper

Toward a Model of Firm Productivity Dynamics (WP 06/11)

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Wednesday, 1 November 2006
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JEL classification: 
D21 - Firm Behavior: Theory
L00 - Industrial Organization: General
O12 - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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The aim of this paper is to explore the suitability of Statistics New Zealand’s Business Demography (BD) and Goods and Services Tax (GST) data as a basis for modelling within-firm productivity dynamics.


We thank Richard Fabling, Mario Di Maio, Dave Maré, seminar participants at The Treasury and participants at the 2006 Conference of the NZ Association of Economists for comments and discussions. We are grateful to Preeti for her capable assistance with data compilation. Access to the data used in this study was provided by Statistics New Zealand in a secure environment designed to give effect to the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act, 1975. The views, opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are strictly those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent and should not be reported as those of The Treasury or Statistics New Zealand.


The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Working Paper are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury. The Treasury takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the correctness of, the information contained in these working papers. The paper is presented not as policy, but with a view to inform and stimulate wider debate.

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Friday, 26 October 2007