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Overlooking the online world: Does mismeasurement of the digital economy explain the productivity slowdown?

Alejandra Bellatin () and Stephanie Houle

No 2021-10, Staff Analytical Notes from Bank of Canada

Abstract: Since the mid-2000s, labour productivity has slowed down in Canada despite enormous technological advances that were expected to improve it. This note investigates whether mismeasurement of the digital economy can explain this paradox.

Keywords: Productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E01 L86 O33 O51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021-05
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