The Division of Productivity Research and Program Development (DPRPD) works on strengthening and improving Bureau productivity measures and on understanding the sources and effects of productivity and technical change. The Division works on clarifying input and output concepts, using methods from microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, labor economics, industrial organization, econometrics, and statistics. Staff time is devoted partly to individual, long term research on theoretical and empirical topics and writing working papers and publications. The Division also works on projects jointly with the other productivity programs. For example, staff members worked with analysts from the Division of Major Sector Productivity to develop more timely measures of multifactor productivity and to determine the effect of labor composition and research and development (R&D) on productivity growth.
|Jay Stewart||(202) 691-7376||Labor economics; hours measurement; time use research|
|Michael Giandrea||(202) 691-5628||Sources, effects, and measurement of technological change, retirement patterns among American workers|
|Peter Meyer||(202) 691-5678||Sources and effects of technological change; occupational classification; economic history; history of technology; invention of the airplane and personal computers|
|Sabrina Pabilonia||(202) 691-5614||Economics of technological change; self-employment; study of work-life balance; time use research; effects of child gender on parental time allocation; school to work transition; economics of education|
|Susan Powers||(202) 691-5894||Productivity measurement; technical change; capital measurement; labor economics|
|Leo Sveikauskas||(202) 691-5677||Research and development; technical change; productivity growth; urban and regional economics; international trade; competitiveness in international trade|
|Cindy Zoghi||(202) 691-5680||Job design; workers use of technology; labor force skill and demographic composition; economics of higher education; high-involvement workplace practices|