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Equipping Ourselves in Tough times: Canada's Improved Business Investment Performance

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  • Colin Busby

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

  • William P.B. Robson

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

Abstract

After trailing the average performance of G7 countries for 15 years, Canada’s relative business investment performance stands out in a promising light for 2009 and 2010. Amid the recession, new capital spending on tools for workers, in the form of machinery, equipment or buildings, has held up better in Canada than in many other countries, and particularly the United States. Investment per worker in Canada for 2010 should surpass that in other G7 and OECD countries.

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  • Colin Busby & William P.B. Robson, 2009. "Equipping Ourselves in Tough times: Canada's Improved Business Investment Performance," e-briefs 83, C.D. Howe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:83
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    1. Sala-i-Martin, Xavier, 1997. "I Just Ran Two Million Regressions," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 87(2), pages 178-183, May.
    2. Michael Smart, 2007. "Lessons in Harmony: What Experience in the Atlantic Provinces Shows About the Benefits of a Harmonized Sales Tax," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 253, July.
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    Keywords

    economic growth and innovation; business investment; capital investment;

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    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • O51 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - U.S.; Canada

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