The Sources of Labor Productivity Growth in Norway, South Korea and Iran: A Structural Decomposition Analysis

Document Type : Research Paper



In this paper,using a structural decomposition analysis (SDA) and the latest available input-output tables we investigate the sources of labor productivity growth in Norway, South Korea and Iran. Then, the contribution of each source in the growth of labor productivity is discussed. The results show that among six factors, value added coefficient is the most influencing factoracross all three countries regardless of the level of development. In contrast, labor input coefficient shows the smallest effect on labor productivity growth.