Productivity Premium (Baumol Effect)

The "productivity premium" (aka "cost disease" or "Baumol effect") is a major economic force in our world. I wish more people understood it, since it might impact our discussions about hotly debated political issues.

This essay is my attempt to explain the productivity premium to a wide (technically oriented) audience.

This spreadsheet gives the details of the modeling that went into the essay, and here are some slides I have used to discuss this topic.