Why productivity matters?

Why productivity matters?

Why productivity matters?

21 septembre–30 octobre 2020
Le cours est disponible en English
Présentation du cours

Economists argue that productivity growth is the main driver of economic growth, development and increases in living standards; this is why economists suggest that productivity growth should be at the centre of covid-19 recovery strategies. But productivity is somehow a difficult concept which appears every day in newspapers and policy papers from all over the world, but it is not easy to define and to measure. The objective of the course is exactly to help you in better understanding the concept of productivity. - What is productivity? - How can you measure productivity? - Why improving productivity is essential to compete in the market? - And how to share productivity gains? The course aims to give answers to these and other questions. It is an introductory approach to the theory surrounding productivity and how this could be applied in practice.

Groupes cible

The course does not require advance knowledge on maths and stats. The course is open to: - Executive directors and economic analysts of Employers and Business Members Organizations - Advisors involved in wage policies and collective bargaining - Enterprise development practitioners. It might also be an eye-opener to anyone who wants to know how productivity is measured and understand productivity statistics.

What topics does this course cover?
  • Productivity as ultimate engine of economic growth and socio-economic development
  • The concepts of productivity: labor productivity, capital productivity, and multifactor productivity
  • The key determinants of productivity
  • Productivity measurements
  • Productivity gains and wage negotiations
  • Evaluation of public policies aimed at productivity improvement

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