Tagged: productivity

New Zealand’s productivity paradox: Part II - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Mar 18, 2010

In this post, I will continue my discussion of Philip McCann’s paper ’Economic geography, globalisation and New Zealand’s productivity paradox’, New Zealand Economic Papers, 43: 3, 279 – 314 (2009). In a previous post, I briefly introduced the idea of the New Zealand productivity paradox: The mystery is why a country that seems close to best practice … Read More

New Zealand’s productivity paradox: Part I - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Mar 18, 2010

Philip McCann is a Professor of Economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands who has developed a very interesting view of New Zealand’s economic situation.  After a talk by Philip in Motu’s public policy lecture series last year (‘Economic geography, globalisation and New Zealand’s productivity paradox’), and a lively discussion over at Public Address, a number … Read More

How many Aucklanders does it take to file a patent? - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Oct 12, 2009

New Zealand’s patent output is horrible by OECD standards. On a per person basis, the OECD produces four times as many triadic patents (inventions that are patented in the big three economies: the US, Japan and Europe) as New Zealand. Finland produces nearly ten times as many. Our poor performance in patenting is one of the reasons we … Read More

New Zealand’s recent bibliometric productivity - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Oct 02, 2009

As discussed in an earlier post, there are a number of sources for bibliometric data. Scimago Journal and Country Rank is a freely accessible bibliometric analysis site developed by a Spanish research group using Elsevier’s Scopus bibliometric database, which holds country and journal summary information. For example, there is a New Zealand summary statistic page … Read More