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Improving Canada's Productivity Performance: The Potential Contribution of Firm-level Productivity Research

  • Don Drummond

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  • Annette Ryan

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  • Michael R. Veall

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Canada’s recent productivity growth has been low by historical and international standards. Canadian and international studies have suggested this may be partly due to firm-level determinants. A chance to study this hypothesis has arisen from improved availability of firm-level data through the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research. We argue that this creates an important opportunity for researchers and describe one attempt to capitalize on it by developing a research network

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

Volume (Year): 26 (2013)
Issue (Month): (Fall)
Pages: 86-93

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