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Editor’s Overview


  • Andrew Sharpe



This tenth issue of the International Productivity Monitor produced by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards contains six articles. Topics covered are: the puzzling recent behaviour of labour productivity in Canada; an international perspective on Canada's productivity performance since the 1990s; the role of population growth in shaping productivity growth; the effect of hours of work and the employment rate on labour productivity levels in European countries; productivity growth and its contribution to economic growth since 1980 in Asia; and a review of two recent and comprehensive volumes on the importance of productivity and on its drivers, The Power of Productivity and Transforming the European Economy.

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  • Andrew Sharpe, 2005. "Editor’s Overview," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 10, pages 1-2, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:10:y:2005:0

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    1. D. W. Jorgenson & Z. Griliches, 1967. "The Explanation of Productivity Change," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 34(3), pages 249-283.
    2. Charles R. Hulten, 2000. "Total Factor Productivity: A Short Biography," NBER Working Papers 7471, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Romer, Paul M, 1987. "Growth Based on Increasing Returns Due to Specialization," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 77(2), pages 56-62, May.
    4. Greenwood, Jeremy & Hercowitz, Zvi & Krusell, Per, 1997. "Long-Run Implications of Investment-Specific Technological Change," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 87(3), pages 342-362, June.
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    Canada; United States; Asia; Productivity; Labour Productivity; Productivity Growth; Demographics; Organizational Change; Human Capital; Firm-level; Innovation; Adjustment Costs; Institutions; Poverty; Poverty Reduction; Education; Training;

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    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O51 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - U.S.; Canada
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General
    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development


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