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Editor’s Overview


  • Andrew Sharpe



THIS 17TH ISSUE OF THE International Productivity Monitor published by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards contains six articles. Topics covered are the effect of labour market regulation on productivity in OECD countries; the relationship between the growth in labour productivity and real wages in Canada; the importance of higher education and market rigidities for the diffusion of information and communications technology (ICT) in OECD countries; the importance of the ICT-producing sector for productivity growth in Finland and Sweden; the appropriate measurement of total factor productivity (TFP) in unstable economies with an application to Argentina; and recent and proposed changes to US National Accounts.

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  • Andrew Sharpe, 2008. "Editor’s Overview," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 17, pages 1-2, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:17:y:2008:0

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    Productivity; Regulation; Real wages; ICT; TFP; National Accounts;

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • Y2 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Introductions and Prefaces
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • 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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