TFP (total factor productivity, what the hell is it)

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“For centuries, remember, Italians looked up in wonder at the cupola of the Pantheon, the arches of the dry aqueducts, and wondered how they had been built. ” https://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2021/03/europe-productivity.html

Things that depresses TFP, for future reference. TFP is often quoted as the problem but really seems an epiphenomenon. From Noahopinion https://noahpinion.substack.com/p/answering-the-techno-pessimists-part-275

A critique of TFP that I shoiuld read https://growthecon.com/blog/BLS-TFP/

Also, TFP as a proxy of economic success, ameasure of ignorance (cit Moses Abramovitz) Wgy do countries differ in TFP? https://selimraihan.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/why-do-countries-differ-in-total-factor-productivity/amp/

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