The NBER Manufacturing Productivity Database

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Eric J. Bartelsman

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Tinbergen Institute; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Wayne B. Gray

Clark University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: October 1996

Abstract

This paper provides technical documentation to accompany the NBER manufacturing productivity (MP) database. The database contains information on 450 4-digit manufacturing industries for the period 1958 through 1991. The data are compiled from various official sources, most notably the Annual Survey of Manufactures and Census of Manufactures. Also provided are estimates of total factor productivity (TFP) growth for each industry. The paper further discusses alternate methods of deflation and aggregation and their impact on TFP calculations.

Suggested Citation

Bartelsman, Eric J. and Gray, Wayne B., The NBER Manufacturing Productivity Database (October 1996). NBER Working Paper No. t0205, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=226628

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