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Productivity Drivers in British Columbia: Strategic Areas for Improvement

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  • Andrew Sharpe

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  • Jean-François Arsenault

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A brief analysis of British Columbia’s productivity performance and the state of the drivers of this performance reveals that five areas merit additional focus and research. They are, in the proposed order of completion: Education and literacy, including professional qualifications and education for targeted groups such as aboriginals and recent immigrants, credentials recognition. Public and private investment, including public infrastructure, business investment and taxation structure. Research and innovation, including R&D investment, product and process innovation, knowledge diffusion and technology adoption. Resource reallocation, including competition policy, improving market mechanisms, product market regulation and foreign ownership rules. Trade and migration, including interprovincial and international movement of goods and services, skilled and unskilled immigration and emigration and interprovincial migration.

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Paper provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its series CSLS Research Reports with number 2008-09.

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Date of creation: Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:sls:resrep:0809

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Keywords: Productivity; Diagnosis; British Columbia; Human Capital; Physical Capital; Innovation;

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  1. Alexander Murray & Andrew Sharpe, 2011. "Human Capital and Productivity in British Columbia," CSLS Research Reports 2011-10, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.

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