Post-war productivity in Canadian manufacturing
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Published by Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto in Toronto .
Written in English


  • Industrial productivity -- Canada -- Mathematical models

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Statementby J.D. May and M. Denny.
SeriesReprint series - Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto -- no. 120
ContributionsDenny, Michael,
LC ClassificationsHD56 M38
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [29]-41. --
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19416292M

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The volume highlights the state-of-the-art knowledge (including data analysis) of productivity, inequality and efficiency analysis. It showcases a selection of the best papers from the 9 th North American Productivity Workshop. These papers are relevant to academia, but also to public and private sectors in terms of the challenges that firms, financial institutions, governments, and. This paper addresses Canada's post-war manufacturing productivity performance as compared with the United States. It follows up on earlier studies, including Maddison (), West (), Frank (), and Roa and Lempriere (). Among others, productivity represents the key to international competitiveness and rising living standards. Labour productivity of a firm or a country can be. Canadian manufacturing sector decline occurs in Ontario and Quebec, while manufacturing's contribution remains flat or slightly increases in most of the other provinces. Furthermore resource intensive provinces, such as Alberta and Saskatchewan, experience the fastest labour productivity growth in their manufacturing sector. As a result, labour productivity in Canadian manufacturing has increased by only 20 per cent over the last 15 years. Meanwhile, productivity in the US has grown by nearly 50 per cent, and it has more than doubled in locations like South Korea, Taiwan, and Eastern Europe. Since , Canada has the poorest record in manufacturing productivity.