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Working Paper Number 20, Information Technology and Labour Productivity Growth: An Empirical Analysis for Canda and the United States, March 1998

This paper examines the relationship between information technology (IT) investment and labour productivity growth for Canada and the United States over the period from 1971 to 1993 using a set of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) industry databases. The authors conclude that IT investments are an important source of labour productivity growth across Canadian industries. Furthermore, international research and development spillovers from the IT sector are significant and much more important than those from the non-IT sector for Canadian and U.S. industries.

Date: 1998
Format: PDF
Catalogue number: C21-24/20-1998
ISBN: 0-662-63436-5

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