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Hardcover | Out of Print | 6 x 9 in | October 1989 | ISBN: 9780262022934
Paperback | $40.00 X | £29.95 | 6 x 9 in | October 1991 | ISBN: 9780262521635
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Productivity and American Leadership

The Long View


Productivity and American Leadership examines and analyzes the long-run productivity performance of the United States, comparing it with that of the other industrialized nations. It shows that the U.S. record, both recent and over longer periods, is far better than is widely believed.William J. Baumol is Professor of Economics at Princeton University and New York University. Sue Anne Batey Blackman is Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Economics at Princeton University. Edward N. Wolff is Professor of Economics at New York University.

About the Author

Edward N. Wolff is Professor of Economics at New York University.


“"The prophecies of doom have been relentless.... It takes great courage to have another look at the data and conclude, as the authors of Productivity and American Leadership do, that the American productive engine has not shut down.... And it takes a sweeping command of economics, statistics and history, along with great narrative eloquence and subtlety, to make [this point] credibly and without condescension.... The authors have painted a brilliant and nuanced composition of where we are and where we can be." Michael J. Feuer , New York Times Book Review”


Honorable Mention in the category of Psychology in the 1989 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc.