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Whatever Happened to Canada-United States Economic Growth and Productivity Performance in the Information Age?

Harchaoui, Tarek Tarkhani, Faouzi

Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series from Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch

Abstract: Productivity growth in the U.S. economy jumped during the second half of the 1990s, a resurgence that the literature linked to information technology use. This report contributes to this debate in two ways. First, using the most comparable Canadian and U.S. data available, the contributions of information technology to output, capital input, and productivity performance are quantified. Second, the report examines the extent to which information technology-producing and information technology-using industries have contributed to the aggregate multifactor productivity revival.

Keywords: Information and communications technology; Economic accounts; Information and communications technology sector; Productivity accounts (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004-11-23
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