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To promote transparency and provide information, the Federal Planning Bureau regularly publishes the methods and results of its works. The publications are organised in different series, such as Outlooks, Working Papers and Planning Papers. Some reports can be consulted here, along with the Short Term Update newsletters that were published until 2015. You can search our publications by theme, publication type, author and year.
Using dynamic panel data on 20 Belgian market sectors over 1987-2005, the paper analyses the link between Multifactor Productivity (MFP) growth and three frequently cited determinants: business R&D, labour skills and ICT use. The theoretical framework of the analysis is given by the Aghion-Howitt model which explains the rate of MFP growth by the distance to the world technology frontier.
Structural studies > Productivity and long-term growth
Health, Education, and Welfare > Education > General [I20]
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > Technological Change > General [O30]
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models [O41]