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Cross-Country Differences in Productivity: The Role of Allocation and Selection

Eric J. Bartelsman, John C. Haltiwanger, Stefano Scarpetta

NBER Working Paper No. 15490
Issued in November 2009

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We are also indebted to comments received on earlier drafts and presentations from Susanto Basu, Mary Hallward-Driemeier, John Fernald, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Pete Klenow, Ariel Pakes, Amil Petrin, and John Sutton as well as to participants from the World Bank Conferences on the "Microeconomics of Growth" and on "Firm Dynamics" and the NBER Summer Institute. We thank the International Growth Centre, the World Bank, and the OECD for financial support. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and should not be held to represent those of the OECD, its Member countries, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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