Intangible capital and growth : essays on labor productivity, monetary economics, and political economy. Vol. 1 / Felix Roth.

Roth, Felix [Browse]
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2022]
xiii, 185 pages ; 25 cm.


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For several decades now, advanced economies across the globe have been undergoing a process of rapid transformation towards becoming knowledge economies. It is now widely recognized that intangible capital has been a crucial element in the growth performance of these economies and their firms. In the author's view, "intangible capital" serves as the most appropriate umbrella term for capturing several dimensions of capital that are not tangible in nature but are nevertheless fundamentally important for growth. The term encompasses investments in education (human capital) and in informal (social capital) and formal (rule of law) institutions by the public sector and households, as well as investments by businesses aimed at enhancing their knowledge base, such as software, innovative property, and economic competencies. Intangible Capital and Growth is the first of two open access volumes presenting a selection of the author's essays on Labor Productivity, Monetary Economics, and the Political Economy, which represent the first part of his habilitation in economics. This first volume brings together eight of the author's essays, selected to provide an overview of the evolution of his research on intangible capital and growth. .
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  • Chapter 1: The Productivity Puzzle - A critical assessment and an outlook on the COVID-19 crisis
  • Chapter 2: Revisiting intangible capital and labour productivity growth, 2000-2015: Accounting for the crisis and economic recovery in the EU
  • Chapter 3: The Rule of Law and Labour Productivity Growth by Businesses: Evidence for the EU, 1998-2005
  • Chapter 4: Organizational Trust, Organizational Fear and TFP Growth: A sectoral analysis for the EU
  • Chapter 5: Intangible Capital and Labor Productivity Growth: Panel evidence for the EU from 1998-2005
  • Chapter 6: Measuring Innovation - Intangible capital investment in the EU
  • Chapter 7: Does too much trust hamper economic growth
  • Chapter 8: Social Capital, Trust and Economic Growth.
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