Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

The Contribution of ICTs to Productivity Growth in Canada and the United States in the 1990s

Contents:

Author Info

  • Someshwar Rao

    ()

  • Jianmin Tang
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    The slower productivity growth in Canada relative to that experienced in the United States in the second half of the 1990s has been a matter of great concern to Canadians, with a wide variety of explanations put forward to account for this development. A key issue is whether this slower productivity growth is broadly-based, which would imply a societal-level explanation, or narrowly-based, which would point to industry-specific factors. In this article in the issue, Someshwar Rao and Jianmin Tang of Industry Canada examine the contribution of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector to productivity growth in Canada and the United States in the 1990s. They find that the productivity growth gap in the 1990s at both the total economy and manufacturing level can be entirely accounted for by the greater size and faster growth of the ICT sector in the United States relative to that in Canada. They note that the Canada-U.S. productivity gap could widen in the medium term given the continued U.S. predominance in the crucial ICT sector.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.csls.ca/ipm/3/rao-e.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.csls.ca/ipm/3/rao-f.pdf
    File Function: version en francais, pp:3-18
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its journal International Productivity Monitor.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2001)
    Issue (Month): (Fall)
    Pages: 3-18

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:3:y:2001:1

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: 151 Slater Street, Suite 710, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3
    Phone: 613-233-8891
    Fax: 613-233-8250
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.csls.ca/
    More information through EDIRC

    Order Information:
    Email:
    Web: http://www.csls.ca

    Related research

    Keywords: Productivity; Growth; Productivity Growth; Industry; IT; ICT; Information Technology; Communication; 1990s; Canada; United States; Comparison; Manufacturing; Service; Service Sector; Productivity Gap; Income Gap; New Economy; Trends; Productivity Trends; R&D; Research and Development; Skill; Output;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Robert J. Gordon, 2000. "Does the "New Economy" Measure up to the Great Inventions of the Past?," NBER Working Papers 7833, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Dale W. Jorgenson, 2001. "Information Technology and the U.S. Economy," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 91(1), pages 1-32, March.
    3. Dale W. Jorgenson, 2001. "Information Technology and the U. S. Economy," Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers 1911, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:3:y:2001:1. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Whitney Hamilton) The email address of this maintainer does not seem to be valid anymore. Please ask Whitney Hamilton to update the entry or send us the correct address.

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.