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Water Use, Shadow Prices and the Canadian Business Sector Productivity Performance

  • Dachraoui, Kais
  • Harchaoui, Tarek

This paper develops a production framework that allows for self-supplied water intake, an unpriced 'natural' input. The framework is then exploited to estimate the corresponding water shadow prices and to assess the extent to which water impacts on the multifactor productivity performance of the Canadian business sector's industries.

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch in its series Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series with number 2004026e.

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Date of creation: 01 Dec 2004
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Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp5e:2004026e
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