The Relative Productivity of American Distribution, 1869-1992
Research in Economic History, Vol. 16, pp. 1-37, 1996
37 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2008
Using quantitative data on sectoral productivity and labor force shares, this paper assesses distribution's contribution to growth in aggregate output per worker between 1869 and 1992, speculates about performance during the prior two decades, and explores the implications and determinants of these trends within a broader technological, organizational, and legal framework.
Keywords: Distribution, Producticity, Wholesale and Retail Trade
JEL Classification: L81, N71, N72, O47
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