Environmentally Adjusted Multifactor Productivity Growth for the Canadian Manufacturing Sector

Articles and reports: 11F0019M2019013

Description:

The need to measure both the desirable outputs (goods and services) and the undesirable outputs (emissions of greenhouse gases [GHGs] and criteria air contaminants [CACs]) from economic activity is becoming increasingly important as economic performance and environmental performance become ever more intertwined. Standard measures of multifactor productivity (MFP) growth provide insights into rising standards of living and the performance of economies, but they may be misleading if only desirable outputs are considered. This study presents estimates of environmentally adjusted multifactor productivity (EAMFP) growth using a new comprehensive database. This database contains information on GHG and CAC emissions, as well as on the production activities of Canadian manufacturers.

Issue Number: 2019013
Author(s): Gu, Wulong; Hussain , Jakir; Willox, Michael
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