PIDS EPM 2020-2021
Reset and Rebuild for a Better Philippines in the Post-pandemic World
DLSU-AKI Working Paper Series 2021-11-079
Examining and Evaluating the Multidimensional Energy Poverty Index (MEPI) in the Philippine Household Context
DLSU-AKI Working Paper Series 2021-11-078
A Game Theoretic Study on CSR and Government Intervention for Sustainable Production
DLSU-AKI Working Paper Series 2021-11-077
Obstacles to Economic Freedom Affecting Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Southeast Asian Countries

PIDS WB 2021-1104
Assessing the Philippines' Performance in Meeting the ASEAN Economic Community Vision 2025
PIDS WB 2021-1103
Examining The Health Impacts Of The COVID-19 Pandemic In The Philippines
ILS 30th Anniversary Video
PIDS WB 2021-1102
Evaluating the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program's Payment System
Publication Detail
DP 2002-01: Total Factor Productivity in the Philippines

The paper presents estimates of total factor productivity (TFP) from 1967 to 2000. It was observed that while TFP growth was mostly negative in the last thirty-five years, its contribution to economic growth improved consistently from – 1.76 percentage points in the middle of 1980s to +0.41 in 1998-2000. This is the period when major economic policy reforms were pursued vigorously. In spite of the increasing share of skilled labor to the total, its contribution to TFP growth is observed to have declined through time. This may imply deterioration in the quality of education necessary for productivity improvement. This may also imply the negative effects of brain drain as a result of massive Filipinos working abroad. Efficiency improvements seem to have been gained from the movement of labor out of agriculture. Sound macroeconomic fundamentals, and opening up to foreign trade and investment are two critical factors affecting TFP growth. Spill over effects are observed to be far significant from the growth in industry than in agriculture and service sectors.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
Cororaton, Caesar B.; total factor productivity;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2002 and available in the PIDS Library or Downloaded 1,304 times since November 25, 2011
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display)
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.