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Editor’s Overview


  • Andrew Sharpe



THIS 18TH ISSUE OF THE International Productivity Monitor published by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards contains seven articles. Topics covered are the relationship between education, productivity and economic growth, new estimates of multifactor productivity for the Canadian provinces, the World Productivity Database developed by the United National Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and a symposium on the recently released Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel report on business innovation in Canada.

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  • Andrew Sharpe, 2009. "Editor’s Overview," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 18, pages 1-2, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:18:y:2009:0

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    3. Diewert, W Erwin, 1978. "Superlative Index Numbers and Consistency in Aggregation," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 46(4), pages 883-900, July.
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    5. Finn Kydland & Carlos E.J.M.Zarazaga, 2002. "Argentina's recovery and excess capital shallowing of the 1990s," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 29(1 Year 20), pages 35-45, June.
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    7. Hofman, André A., 1991. "The role of capital in Latin America: a comparative perspective of six countries for 1950-1989," Series Históricas 4, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).
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    9. Alwyn Young, 1995. "The Tyranny of Numbers: Confronting the Statistical Realities of the East Asian Growth Experience," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 110(3), pages 641-680.
    10. Galiani, Sebastián & Heymann, Daniel & Tomassi, Mariano, 2003. "Expectativas frustradas: el ciclo de la convertibilidad," Estudios y Perspectivas – Oficina de la CEPAL en Buenos Aires 16, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).
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    Productivity; Education; Growth; Multifactor productivity; Innovation;

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    • Y2 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Introductions and Prefaces


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