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New Estimates of Labour, Capital and Multifactor Productivity Growth and Levels for Canadian Provinces at the Three-digit NAICS Level, 1997-2007

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  • Andrew Sharpe

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  • Eric Thomson

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This report presents new estimates of the levels and growth rates of labour, capital and multifactor productivity for the Canadian provinces by industry for the 1997-2007 period at the market sector, two-digit, and three-digit NAICS industry levels. Also, estimates of the sources of labour productivity growth (capital intensity, labour quality, and multifactor productivity) are presented. Furthermore, this report examines the labour productivity gap between the provinces and the Canadian average. The report closes with a provincial and industry-level perspective on Alberta‘s relative productivity performance.

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Paper provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its series CSLS Research Reports with number 2010-06.

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Date of creation: Jun 2010
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Handle: RePEc:sls:resrep:1006

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Keywords: productivity; labour productivity; multifactor productivity; capital productivity; labour productivity growth; capital intensity; labour quality; Canada; Alberta; industry;

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  1. Gu, Wulong & Baldwin, John R. & Yan, Beiling, 2007. "User Guide for Statistics Canada's Annual Multifactor Productivity Program," The Canadian Productivity Review 2007014e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis.
  2. Andrew Sharpe & Jean-Francois Arsenault, 2009. "New Estimates of Multifactor Productivity Growth for the Canadian Provinces," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 18, pages 25-37, Spring.
  3. Gu, Wulong & Baldwin, John R. & Yan, Beiling, 2008. "Relative Multifactor Productivity Levels in Canada and the United States: A Sectoral Analysis," The Canadian Productivity Review 2008019e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis.
  4. Gu, Wulong & Baldwin, John R., 2007. "Multifactor Productivity in Canada: An Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Estimating Capital Services," The Canadian Productivity Review 2007009e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis.
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  1. Ricardo de Avillez, 2011. "A Detailed Analysis of the Productivity Performance of the Canadian Primary Agriculture Sector," CSLS Research Reports 2011-06, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.

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