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Innovation, Competition and Growth: A Schumpeterian Perspective on Canada’s Economy

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  • Peter Howitt

    (Brown University)

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To sustain growth, Canada must engage in a never-ending process of economic development and transformation. To do so, new growth theory indicates that Canada should ensure that competition policy boosts innovation, beware of further extending patent protection, and welcome international trade and technological change.

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Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Commentary.

Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): 246 (February)
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Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:246

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