Components of Total Factor Productivity Growth of the 2-Digit Manufacturing Industries in Karnataka: A Stochastic Frontier Approach
Keywords:Stochastic Frontier Production Function, Total Factor Productivity Growth
The study estimates the sources of total factor productivity growth (TFPG) of the 2-digit manufacturing industries in Karnataka during the period from 1981-82 to 2010-11, during the entire study period, during the pre & post reform period (1981-82 to 1990-91 and 1991-92 to 2010-11) and also during two different decades of the post-reform period, i.e., during 1991-92 to 2000-01 and 2001-02 to 2010-11 using stochastic frontier approach. Technological progress is found to be the major driving force of TFPG and the decline in TFPG of the state’s manufacturing industries during the post-reform period is mainly accounted for by the decline in technological progress (TP) of the same during that period.
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