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Perspectives on Productivity and Potential Output Growth: A Summary of the Joint Banque de France/Bank of Canada Workshop, 24-25 April 2006

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A nation's productivity is the prime determinant of its real incomes and standard of living, as well as being a major determinant of its potential output. In the short run, deviations of actual output from potential output are a useful indicator of inflationary pressures. This article is a short summary of the proceedings of the workshop, which focus on productivity and potential output growth among industrialized countries. The research is organized under three main themes: estimating potential growth; productivity and growth; and institutions, policies, and growth.

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Article provided by Bank of Canada in its journal Bank of Canada Review.

Volume (Year): 2006-2007 (2006-2007)
Issue (Month): Winter ()
Pages: 37-43

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Handle: RePEc:bca:bcarev:v:2007:y:2007:i:winter06-07:p:37-43

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