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A Frontier Approach to Canada-U.S. Multifactor Productivity Performance

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  • Dachraoui, Kais
  • Harchaoui, Tarek

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This research paper explores the productivity gap between Canada and the United States. It constructs a North American frontier for the business sector and manufacturing sectors based on data from the two countries.

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch in its series Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series with number 2003010e.

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Date of creation: 31 Mar 2003
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Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp5e:2003010e

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Keywords: Economic accounts; Productivity accounts;

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  1. John Baldwin & Research Fellow Statistics Canada The Economics Council of Canada, 1990. "Industry Efficiency and Plant Turnover in the Canadian Manufacturing Sector," Working Papers 791, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  2. Caves, Douglas W & Christensen, Laurits R & Diewert, W Erwin, 1982. "The Economic Theory of Index Numbers and the Measurement of Input, Output, and Productivity," Econometrica, Econometric Society, Econometric Society, vol. 50(6), pages 1393-1414, November.
  3. Fare, Rolf & Shawna Grosskopf & Mary Norris & Zhongyang Zhang, 1994. "Productivity Growth, Technical Progress, and Efficiency Change in Industrialized Countries," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 84(1), pages 66-83, March.
  4. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Rhodes, E., 1978. "Measuring the efficiency of decision making units," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 2(6), pages 429-444, November.
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Cited by:
  1. Andrew Sharpe, 2003. "Why Are Americans More Productive Than Canadians?," CSLS Research Reports, Centre for the Study of Living Standards 2003-03, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  2. Steiner, Bodo & Ali, Jolene, 2009. "Regional food clusters and government support for clustering: Evidence for a ‘dynamic food innovation cluster’ in Alberta, Canada?," MPRA Paper 26251, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Frank Leung & Gaofeng Han & Kevin Chow, 2009. "Financial Services Sector as a Driver of Productivity Growth in Hong Kong," Working Papers 0914, Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

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