IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/sls/ipmsls/v1y20001.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

The New Economy and Trend Productivity Growth in Canada

Author

Listed:
  • Andrew Sharpe

    ()

  • Leila Gharani

Abstract

Thist article by Andrew Sharpe and Leila Gharani from the Centre for the Study of Living Standards examines the factors behind slow productivity growth in Canada in the second half of the 1990s, in marked contrast to the acceleration of productivity in the United States, and discusses the prospects for trend productivity in Canada over the next decade or two. It concludes that the balance of evidence now favours an acceleration of trend labour productivity growth to the 2-2.5 per cent per year range, as the factors accounting for the U.S. productivity boom finally spill over into Canada.

Suggested Citation

  • Andrew Sharpe & Leila Gharani, 2000. "The New Economy and Trend Productivity Growth in Canada," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 1, pages 3-5, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:1:y:2000:1
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.csls.ca/ipm/1/sharpe-1-e.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.csls.ca/ipm/1/sharpe-1-f.pdf
    File Function: version en francais, pp:3-5
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Productivity; Growth; Canada; United States; Productivity Trends; Acceleration; Post-1995; 1990s; Employment; Labor; Labour; Information Technology; ICT; Investment; NAIRU;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • 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
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:1:y:2000:1. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (CSLS). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/cslssca.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.