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Archived — Working Paper Number 32, The Canada-U.S. Productivity Growth Paradox, March 2000

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Working Paper Number 32, The Canada‑U.S. Productivity Growth Paradox, March 2000

In this study, we investigate the productivity paradox with an analysis of Canadian and US business sector productivity data since 1961. The main finding of our analysis is that business sector multi-factor productivity growth estimates provided by Statistics Canada in March 1999 are neither consistent over time nor comparable to U.S. estimates. The analysis identifies significant problems with estimating MFP growth, and proposes methodological changes these problems.

Date: 2000
Format: PDF
Catalogue number: C21-24/32-2000
ISBN: 0-662-64789-0

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