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Productivity Research and Program Development
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Leo Sveikauskas, Ph.D.

Research Economist,
Division of Productivity Research and Program Development
(202) 691-5677
  • Harvard College, BA (Economics)
  • Yale University, Ph D (Economics)
Fields of Interest:
  • Research and development;
  • technical change;
  • productivity growth;
  • urban and regional economics;
  • international trade;
  • competitiveness in international trade.
Professional Experience:
  • Research Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1971-present
  • Visiting assistant professor, Michigan State University, 1970-71
  • Visiting associate professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1983-84
Selected Publications and Working Papers:
  • Employment recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic”, with Elizabeth Weber Handwerker, Peter B. Meyer, Joseph Piacentini, and Michael Schultz. Monthly Labor Review, December 2020
  • Measuring Productivity Growth in Construction”, (with Sam Rowe, James Mildenberger, Jennifer Price, and Arthur Young). Monthly Labor Review, January 2018.
  • Productivity Growth in Construction”, (with Sam Rowe, James Mildenberger, Jennifer Price, and Arthur Young). Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001138, 2016.
  • “Judging Factor Abundance”, (with Harry Bowen). Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 106 (May 1992), 599-620. (jstor)
  • The Impact of Research and Development on Productivity Growth, Bulletin 2331, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., September 1989.
  • “Urban Productivity: City Size or Industry Size?”, (with John Gowdy and Michael Funk). Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 28, May 1988, pp.185-202.
  • “Multicountry, Multifactor Tests of the Factor Abundance Theory”, (with Harry Bowen and Edward Leamer), American Economic Review, Vol. 77, December 1987, pp.791-809.
  • “Science and Technology in United States Foreign Trade”, Economic Journal, Vol. 93, September 1983, pp.542-555.
  • “Technological Inputs and Multifactor Productivity Growth", Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 63, May 1981, pp.275-282.
  • “The Productivity of Cities”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 89, August 1975, pp.393-413.
  • “Bias in Cross-Section Estimates of the Elasticity of Substitution”, International Economic Review, Vol. 15, June 1974, pp.522-528.
  • R&D and Productivity Growth: A Review of the Literature”.


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Last Modified Date: January 17, 2018