Studies on Russian Economic Development

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 544–554 | Cite as

Approaches to assessing the factors of production and technological development of the national economies: Review of international practice

  • M. E. Mamonov
  • A. A. Pestova
  • E. M. Sabel’nikovaEmail author
  • A. Yu. Apokin
Macroeconomic Problems


The article provides an overview of methods for measuring the technological progress developed in the last 50–60 years, and analyzing the performance of national economies. A special place is given to production functions as a tool that allows one to give aggregated estimates of technological progress in the frame-work of different ways, including frontier analysis, i.e., (the analysis of stochastic efficiency frontier requires the SFA approach and the envelope method requires the DEA approach) and nonedge analysis (Solow residual). We have analyzed the feasibility of expanding the traditional three-factor model of production functions, including labor, physical, and human capital through the addition of two indicators, i.e., institutional development and provision of infrastructure. A review of variables available in global statistical databases and ability to approximate these production factors has been presented.


Human Capital Capital Stock Total Factor Productivity Technological Progress RUSSIAN Economic Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Mamonov
    • 1
  • A. A. Pestova
    • 1
  • E. M. Sabel’nikova
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Yu. Apokin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Economic ForecastingRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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