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The Sources of Productivity Growth in Canada

  • Carlaw, K.
  • Kosempel, S.

A competitive general equilibrium models is constructed and used to identify sources of productivity growth in Canada and to quantify their importance. The model also provides procedures for constructing various economic time series. We find that periods of low productivity growth correspond to periods of high investment-specific technological change or high rates of technology embodiment.

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Paper provided by University of Guelph, Department of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 2000-9.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 2000
Date of revision: 2003
Publication status: Published in Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2004, Vol. 13(4), 299-309.
Handle: RePEc:gue:guelph:2000-9
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