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A Proposal for Treating Research and Development As Capital Expenditures in the Canadian SNA

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  • Salem, Meir
  • Siddiqi, Yusuf

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The paper outlines key conceptual and operational issues involved in capitalizing R&D expenditures in the Canadian System of National Accounts (CSNA), shows statistical estimates by industry for reference year 2000, and assesses the impact of capitalization on main CSNA aggregates.

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  • Salem, Meir & Siddiqi, Yusuf, 2006. "A Proposal for Treating Research and Development As Capital Expenditures in the Canadian SNA," Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series 2006040e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp5e:2006040e
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    1. Zuzana Křístková, 2012. "Impact of R&D Investment on Economic Growth of the Czech Republic - A Recursively Dynamic CGE Approach," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2012(4), pages 412-433.
    2. repec:prg:jnlpep:v:2013:y:2013:i:4:id:432:p:412-433 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Economic accounts; Gross domestic product; Research and development; Science and technology;

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