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The Effects of Population Diversity on Productivity, Competitiveness and Employment

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  • Elie Appelbaum

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The purpose of this paper is to measure some of the economic effects of greater population diversity. Theoretically, the effects of greater diversity depend on trade-offs between dynamic and static efficiency and on the importance of informational networks. In general, the effects are ambiguous and need to be investigated empirically. To measure these effects, I estimate a production model for the manufacturing industry in Ontario and find that increased diversity, increased labour and production efficiency and had a positive effect on the demand for labour, total factor productivity and competitiveness.

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  • Elie Appelbaum, 1999. "The Effects of Population Diversity on Productivity, Competitiveness and Employment," Working Papers 1999_15, York University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Appelbaum, Elie & Berechman, Joseph, 1991. "Demand conditions, regulation, and the measurement of productivity," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 47(2-3), pages 379-400, February.
    2. Curtin,Philip D., 1984. "Cross-Cultural Trade in World History," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521269315.
    3. Appelbaum, E., 1989. "Uncertainty And The Measurement Of Productivity," Papers 89-05, York (Canada) - Department of Economics.
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    1. Appelbaum, E., 1989. "Uncertainty And The Measurement Of Productivity," Papers 89-05, York (Canada) - Department of Economics.

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