The Washington Post

Working more doesn't always mean producing more.

This moderately depressing report argues that slower growth may be here to stay.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 14, 2013
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R&D investment grew in all but one quarter between 1980 and 2001. That stopped, and we don't really know why.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 31, 2013
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Wages and productivity aren't coming apart, a study finds. But we need more workers in high-productivity jobs.

Britain has had sluggish growth, but an all right labor market. The secret? Paying workers a lot less.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 16, 2013
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The Fed chairman argues that you've got to admit it's getting better, it's getting better all the time.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 18, 2013
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The Harvard economist talks about offshoring, manufacturing, and why we need a trade deficit.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 25, 2013
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Manufacturing employment has been falling at the same rate since 1961. We can learn a lot from that.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 21, 2013
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Rising Chinese productivity could hurt European growth. But that may not be a bad thing.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 9, 2012
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Romney claimed in his interview with Tyrangiel, "higher productivity means higher wages for the American worker." No it doesn't, or at least it hasn't for the past forty years.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 10, 2012
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