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Walking up to Studio Theater here in Washington, D.C., last week to attend a play, I saw a huge RECODE/DECODE banner overtaking the front glass doors—referring to the very popular podcast hosted by media star Kara Swisher, co-founder of digital publisher Recode.
Gavyn Davies writes in an April 30, 2017 Financial Times piece that “there have been some signs that productivity growth may be starting to recover from the low points reached a few years ago.” Davies notes that Jan Hatzius from Goldman Sachs shows somewhat improving labor productivity growth starting in 2016 – Hatzius used official data and numbers from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) purchasing manager’s index. And Juan Antolin-Diaz is slated to publish work in the Review of Economics and Statistic next month showing an increase in trend productivity growth from 0.3% in 2012 Q2 to 0.7% now. Davies himself, however, concedes that these numbers are tentative.