Title

A productivity growth accounting approach to the ranking of developing and developed nations

Publication Date

12-1-2007

Abstract

Productivity growth accounting studies generally focus on productivity growth or decline in more developed countries such as the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) members. In this paper, we develop a generalized efficiency index for a much larger set of 57 national governments (NGs), both developing and developed, by employing four components of gross national product and five resource-availability indicators. Using a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) linear-programming approach, we maximize the components of Gross National Product (GNP), subject to minimizing specific resource-input measures. If used with appropriate precautions, the DEA-based comparative production-efficiency measures developed here can be used by individual NGs and international organizations like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to make equitable and sustainable lending-allocation decisions in the public and private sectors of the increasingly interdependent global economy. © 2007 University of Illinois.

Publication Title

International Journal of Accounting

Volume

42

Issue

4

First Page

396

Last Page

415

DOI

10.1016/j.intacc.2007.09.004

Source Full-text URL

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2477626

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