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New Estimates of Multifactor Productivity Growth for the Canadian Provinces

  • Andrew Sharpe

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  • Jean-Francois Arsenault

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This article presents new estimates of multifactor productivity for the Canadian provinces for the 1997-2007 period. In contrast to earlier estimates, these estimates incorporate both changes in labour and capital composition or quality. Reflecting differences in labour productivity and capital productivity, multifactor productivity growth varies greatly by province. Newfoundland enjoyed the strongest multifactor productivity growth and Alberta the weakest.

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Article provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its journal International Productivity Monitor.

Volume (Year): 18 (2009)
Issue (Month): (Spring)
Pages: 25-37

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Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:18:y:2009:2
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  1. Gu, Wulong & Baldwin, John R., 2007. "Multifactor Productivity in Canada: An Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Estimating Capital Services," The Canadian Productivity Review 2007009e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis.
  2. Gu, Wulong & Baldwin, John R. & Yan, Beiling, 2007. "User Guide for Statistics Canada's Annual Multifactor Productivity Program," The Canadian Productivity Review 2007014e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis.
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