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Lessons for Canada from International Productivity Experience

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The objective of this report is to develop a more comprehensive understanding, from a policy perspective, of key drivers of labour productivity in selected OECD countries and their impact on enhanced productivity performance. The report is divided into three major parts. The first part will provide a general review of international labour productivity and income growth rates and levels in OECD countries. The second section presents some general lessons from the productivity performance of OECD countries and international evidence of productivity drivers based on the OECD growth project and productivity studies by the McKinsey Global Institute. The third part discusses the productivity experience of six OECD countries considered of particular interest to Canada – the United States, Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Finland, and Sweden – and comments on possible lessons for Canada from these experiences.

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Paper provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its series CSLS Research Reports with number 2006-02.

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Keywords: Productivity; Public policy; ICT; Free trade; Monetary policy; Education; Labour market flexibility; Innovation system;

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