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A Comment on "The Great Canadian Slump"

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  • Charles Freedman
  • Tiff Macklem

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In this comment on Fortin (1996), the authors argue that the sluggishness in economic activity in Canada in the 1990s is better explained by a combination of factors than by monetary policy alone. They find that: (1) it is difficult to explain the sluggishness on the basis of the historical relationship between monetary conditions and real activity; (2) Fortin's evidence of downward nominal wage rigidity is seriously overstated; (3) there are several reasons why technological change may have had a larger impact on employment in Canada in the 1990s than in the United States; and (4) the build-up of government debt in the 1980s and 1990s was much more than a cyclical problem associated with monetary policy.

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  • Charles Freedman & Tiff Macklem, 1998. "A Comment on "The Great Canadian Slump"," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 31(3), pages 646-665, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:31:y:1998:i:3:p:646-665
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    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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