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Prioritizing Productivity—Global Productivity Trends and Drivers

How do trends in labor productivity affect the growth opportunities of economies and businesses?

  • What are the patterns of productivity growth across mature and emerging economies?
  • What are the main determinants of productivity growth, and what is the role of factors such as technology, human capital, and cost savings?
  • What are the reasons for the slight uptick in global productivity? Does it mean the decade-long productivity slowdown has ended?
  • What can government and business do to improve productivity growth?

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