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Productivity Dispersion and Persistence Among the World's Most Numerous Firms
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National Bureau of Economic Research

April 2020

Marshall Burke and fellow researchers study productivity in smallholder farms to understand variation across the adbundant but understudied firms. They use a novel framework, satellite data, and machine learning to understand such variation, and they find that output measurement error contributes significantly to this discrepancy in productivity.

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