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What Does Productivity Dispersion Tell -- And Not Tell -- You?

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John Haltiwanger is a Professor of Economics at University of Maryland. Professor Haltiwanger was interviewed by the JKP on March 13, 2012.

There is a great deal of variation in how efficiently different firms make the same products. This pattern is found in all countries. Professor Haltiwanger addresses what this dispersion in productivity implies -- for opportunities to create jobs and to improve productivity.


John Haltiwanger

Professor of Economics, University of Maryland

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