With this in mind, France Stratégie and the US Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) organized a closed-door, joint-seminar on the issue that took place in Paris on October 28, 2015, with: Torsten BELL (Resolution Foundation); Flora BELLONE (CNRS); Matt BROWNE (Center for American Progress); Marco BUTI (European Commission); Gilbert CETTE (Banque de France); Peter CLINCH (Irish National Competitiveness Council); Chiara CRISCUOLO (OECD); John FERNALD (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco); Jason FURMAN (CEA); Giuseppe NICOLETTI (OECD); Jean PISANI-FERRY (France Stratégie) ; Xavier RAGOT (OFCE) ; Rebecca RILEY (NIESR) ; Jeromin ZETTELMEYER (Ministry of the Economy, Germany).
This paper sums up the main findings.
- The fact on declining productivity
- Explaining the productivity slowdown
- Main takeaways