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Accounting For Canada¡¯S Economic Growth

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  • Stephen Kosempel

    () (Department of Economics, University of Guelph)

  • Kenneth Carlaw

    (University of Canterbury)

Abstract

A dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model is constructed and calibrated to the Canadian economy. Technology disturbances from the Canadian economy are filtered through the model and used to generate artificial time series. Output growth in the model is then decomposed into the share weighted growth rates of the factor inputs and productivity. The model is then used to identify the endogenous responses of the factor inputs to the technology disturbances. The results suggest that much of the slowdown observed in Canadian output growth since 1974 can be explained by fluctuations in the rates of investment-specific and residual-neutral technological change.

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  • Stephen Kosempel & Kenneth Carlaw, 2003. "Accounting For Canada¡¯S Economic Growth," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 28(2), pages 83-101, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:28:y:2003:i:2:p:83-101
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    1. Carlaw, K. & Kosempel, S., 2000. "The Sources of Productivity Growth in Canada," Working Papers 2000-9, University of Guelph, Department of Economics and Finance, revised 2003.
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    1. Kenneth Carlaw & Stephen Kosempel, 2004. "The sources of total factor productivity growth: Evidence from Canadian data," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(4), pages 299-309.
    2. Samira Hasanzadeh & Hashmat Khan, 2016. "Sources of Canadian Economic Growth," Carleton Economic Papers 16-02, Carleton University, Department of Economics, revised 16 Oct 2017.
    3. Kosempel, Stephen, 2004. "A theory of development and long run growth," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 75(1), pages 201-220, October.
    4. Ricardo Azevedo, Araujo & Joanilio Rodolpho, Teixeira, 2010. "Investment Specific Technological Progress and Structural Change," MPRA Paper 53672, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Investment-Specific Technological Change; Total Factor Productivity; Economic Growth;

    JEL classification:

    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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