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Griliches, Zvi 1930-1999

Works: 251 works in 1,013 publications in 2 languages and 13,132 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: HB139, 338.06
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Handbook of econometrics by James J Heckman( Book )

92 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.l: Mathematical and statistical methods in econometrics; Econometric models; Estimation and computation; v.2: Testing; Time series topics; Special topics in econometrics; v.3: Special topics in econometrics; Selected applications and uses of econometrics
Price indexes and quality change; studies in new methods of measurement by Zvi Griliches( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: GrilichesZvi: Zvi Griliches was Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University
R & D, patents, and productivity by Zvi Griliches( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An essential reference for specialists in the economics of technological change."--D.G. McFertridge, Canadian Journal of Economics
Income distribution and economic inequality( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and German and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Output measurement in the service sectors by Zvi Griliches( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the fall in overall productivity growth in the United States and other developed countries related to the rising share of the service sectors in the economy? Since services represent well over half of the U.S. gross national product, it is also important to ask whether these sectors have had a slow rate of growth, as this would act as a major drag on the productivity growth of the overall economy and on its competitive performance. In this timely volume, leading experts from government and academia argue that faulty statistics have prevented a clear understanding of these issues
Economies of scale and the form of the production function; an econometric study of Norwegian manufacturing establishment data by Zvi Griliches( Book )

17 editions published in 1971 in English and German and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R & D and productivity : the econometric evidence by Zvi Griliches( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zvi Griliches, a world-renowned scholar and a pioneer in the field of productivity growth, has compiled in a single volume his work on research and development (R & D) and productivity. Griliches addresses the relationship between R & D and productivity, one of the most complex yet vital issues in today's business world. Using econometric techniques, he establishes this connection and measures its magnitude for firm-, industry-, and economy-level data. Several of these papers incorporate French and Japanese productivity data to provide a comparative perspective, and one new paper outlines future directions for productivity research. A comprehensive introduction puts the papers in the context of Griliches's distinguished body of work
Technology, education, and productivity : early papers with notes to subsequent literature by Zvi Griliches( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R & D, education, and productivity : a retrospective by Zvi Griliches( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zvi Griliches was a modern master of empirical economics. In this short book, he recounts what he and others have learned about the sources of economic growth, conveying along the way how he viewed research problems. For Griliches, economic theorizing without measurement is merely the fashioning of parables, but measurement without theory is blind. Judgment enables one to strike the right balance."--Jacket
Practicing econometrics : essays in method and application by Zvi Griliches( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical patterns of firm growth and R & D investment : a quality ladder model interpretation by Tor Jakob Klette( Book )

41 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We present a model of endogenous firm growth with R&D investment and innovation as the engine of growth. The objective of our analysis is to present a framework that can be used for microeconometric analysis of firm performance in high-tech industries. The model for firm growth is a partial equilibrium model drawing on the quality ladder models in the macro growth literature, but also on the literature on patent races and the discrete choice models of product differentiation. We examine to what extent the assumptions and the empirical content of our model are consistent with the findings that have emerged from empirical studies of growth, productivity, R&D and patenting at the firm level. The analysis shows that the model fits well empirical patterns such as (i) a skewed size distribution of firms with persistent differences in firm sizes, (ii) firm growth (roughly) independent of firm size (the so-called Gibrat's law) and (iii) R&D investment proportional to sales, as well as a number of other empirical patterns
Do subsidies to commercial R & D reduce market failures? : microeconomic evaluation studies by Tor Jakob Klette( Book )

23 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of market failures have been associated with R&D investments and significant amounts of public money have been spent on programs to stimulate innovative activities. In this paper, we review some recent microeconomic studies evaluating effects of government sponsored commercial R&D. We pay particular attention to the conceptual problems involved. Neither the firms receiving support, nor those not applying, constitute random samples. Furthermore, those not receiving support may be affected by the programs due to spillover effects which often are a main justification for R&D subsidies. Constructing a valid control group under these circumstances is challenging, and we relate our discussion to recent advances in econometric methods for evaluation studies based on non-experimental data. We also discuss some analytical questions that need to be addressed in order to assess whether R&D support schemes can be justified. For instance, what are the implication of firms' R&D investments being complementary to each other, and to what extent are potential R&D spillovers internalized in the market?
Education, human capital, and growth : a personal perspective by Zvi Griliches( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reviews the literature on the relationship of economic growth to the education levels of the labor force. The emphasis is on Ben-Porath's contribution to some of the issues in this field: the endogeneity of schooling, the role of the public sector as an àbsorber' of educated labor, and the importance of personal human capital created by investments in reputation and personal relationships, the F-connection
The discovery of the residual : an historical note by Zvi Griliches( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This note reviews the history of the 'residual, ' from its earliest articulation in Copeland (1937) to its codification in Solow (1957), describing the various earlier contributions by Tinbergen, Stigler, Schmookler, Fabricant, Kendrick, Abramovitz and others
Measuring science : an exploration by James D Adams( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines available U.S. data on academic R&D expenditures and the number of papers published and the number of citations to these papers as possible measures of òutput' of this enterprise. We look at these numbers for science and engineering as a whole, for 5 selected major fields, and at the individual university-field level. The published data in Science and Engineering Indicators imply sharply diminishing returns to academic R&D using published papers as a òutput' measure. These data are problematic. Using a newer set of data on papers and citations, based on an èxpanding' set changes the picture drastically, eliminating seemingly diminishing returns but raising the question of why input prices of academic R&D are rising so much faster than either the GDP deflator or the implicit R&D deflator in industry. A production function analysis of such data indicates significant diminishing returns to òwn' R&D, with the R&D coefficients hovering around 0.5 for estimates with paper numbers as the dependent variable and around 0.6 if total citations are used. When we substitute scientists and engineers in place of R&D as the right hand side variables, the coefficient on papers rises from 0.5 to 0.8, and the coefficient on citations rises from 0.6 to 0.9, indicating systematic measurement problems with R&D as the sole input into the production of scientific output. But allowing for individual university-field effects drives these numbers down below unity. Since in the aggregate both paper numbers and citations are growing as fast or faster than R&D, this can be seen as leaving a major, yet unmeasured role, for the contribution of spill- overs from other fields, other universities, and other countries
Production functions : the search for identification by Zvi Griliches( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Some aspects of the econometric estimation of production functions are discussed, focussing primarily on the issue of simultaneity and reviewing the stream of criticisms of Douglas' work and the response to it. We look in particular at the work that uses panel data on micro data for plants or firms and at some more recent multi-equation extensions of it. We find that researchers, in trying to evade the simultaneity problem, have shifted to the use of thinner and thinner slices of data, exacerbating thereby other problems and misspecifications. We describe the need for better data, especially on product prices at the individual observation level and on relevant cost and demand shifters, and for better behavioral theories which would encompass the large amount of heterogeneity observed at the micro level
Research productivity in a system of universities by James D Adams( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of this paper is the research performance of a system of universi- ties and sciences. Using data from the US during the 1980s we study the relationship between research output and R & D in 8 different fields of science We begin at the field level by examining the time series behavior of outputs measured by papers and citations in relation to R & D. At this level we find approximate parity between growth rates of papers and citations and the growth rate of R & D, except mathematics and agriculture, which diverge from parity in opposite directions, suggesting the predominance of a CRS production process for new scientific results. We then conduct an analysis at the university and field using small samples of leading U.S. research universities. We find returns to R & D are diminishing in nearly every case. One explanation points to the importance of research spillovers between universities and fields which are excluded at the university level but not at the system level, another is that errors in R & D are more important at the university level. The errors arise from misclassification of R & D by university and field. These explana- tions emphasize the relevance of research spillovers and of the system-wide aspects of university research, and pinpoint the sources of failings of current data on science resource. In addition we explore some efficiency aspects of the university system. Our findings suggest that leading schools have lower average and marginal costs of performing research than lesser institutions, and that leading institutions have a comparative advantage at generating higher quality, more highly cited research. In our comparisons of private and public institutions the results are not as one-sided, yet they suggest that private schools have a comparative advantage at generating more highly cited research
Generics and new goods in pharmaceutical price indexes by Zvi Griliches( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We examine the issue of new goods and price indexes for the important and tractable case of generic and branded drugs. By treating generics as entirely distinct goods and "linking them in" to indexes with fixed weights, the standard price indexes fail to reflect the substantial welfare gains to those consumers who, like the FDA, regard generic and branded versions of a drug as being perfect substitutes. We discuss the treatment of heterogenous consumers in constructing aggregate price indexes, and then, using detailed data on wholesale prices of two anti-infective drugs, present calculations of various alternatives to the official indexes. These reflect both heterogeneity of tastes for brandedness, and also the empirically important phenomenon of diffusion of generic drugs into the market following patent expiration. We find very significant differences: for one of the drugs studied, the standard price index rose by 14% over the sample period, while our preferred alternative index fell by 48%
Hard-to-measure goods and services : essays in honor of Zvi Griliches( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celebrated economist Zvi Griliches's entire career can be viewed as an attempt to advance the cause of accuracy in economic measurement. His interest in the causes and consequences of technical progress led to his pathbreaking work on price hedonics, now the principal analytical technique available to account for changes in product quality. Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services, a collection of papers from an NBER conference held in Griliches's honor, is a tribute to his many contributions to current economic thought. Here, leading scholars of economic measurement address issues in the areas o
Handbook of econometrics( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook is a definitive reference source and teaching aid for econometricians. It examines models, estimation theory, data analysis and field applications in econometrics. Comprehensive surveys, written by experts, discuss recent developments at a level suitable for professional use by economists, econometricians, statisticians, and in advanced graduate econometrics courses
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Alternative Names
Griliches, Z.

Grilliches, Zvi 1930-1999

Warburg, Paul M.

Zvi Griliches Amerikaans econoom (1930-1999)

Zvi Griliches amerikansk ekonom

Zvi Griliches amerikansk økonom

Zvi Griliches économètre

Zvi Griliches US-amerikanischer Ökonom

Грилихес, Цви



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R & D, patents, and productivityOutput measurement in the service sectorsR & D and productivity : the econometric evidenceR & D, education, and productivity : a retrospectivePracticing econometrics : essays in method and applicationHard-to-measure goods and services : essays in honor of Zvi GrilichesHandbook of econometrics