The Relative Productivity of American Distribution, 1869-1992

Research in Economic History, Vol. 16, pp. 1-37, 1996

37 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2008

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Alexander J. Field

Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business - Economics Department

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Field, Alexander J., The Relative Productivity of American Distribution, 1869-1992. Research in Economic History, Vol. 16, pp. 1-37, 1996, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1111369

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