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Mr. Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu, Alexis Meyer-Cirkel, Akira Sasahara, and Hans Weisfeld

-linearized Cobb-Douglas production function, which we call TFP b . The productivity measure TFP b is based on a strong assumption that all countries have the same factor shares. However, this measure of TFP covers a slightly greater number of countries – 27 LICs, 37 lower-middle income countries, 38 upper-middle income countries, 42 high-income countries, totaling 144 countries. TFP b estimates are used for robustness checks of regression analyses. 11 B. Results from Growth Accounting Table 1 presents results from the growth accounting exercise for four groups of