Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series

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The Economic Analysis Research Paper Series provides the circulation of research conducted by the staff of National Accounts and Analytical Studies, visiting fellows and academic associates. The research paper series is meant to stimulate discussion on a range of topics including the impact of the new economy; productivity issues; firm profitability; technology usage; the effect of financing on firm growth; depreciation functions; the use of satellite accounts; savings rates; leasing; firm dynamics; hedonic estimations; diversification patterns; investment patterns; the differences in the performance of small and large, or domestic and multinational firms; and purchasing power parity estimates. Readers of the series are encouraged to contact the authors with comments, criticisms and suggestions.

The primary distribution medium for the papers is the Internet. These papers can be downloaded from the Internet at for free. Papers in the series are distributed to Statistics Canada Regional Offices and provincial statistical focal points.

All papers in the Economic Analysis Series go through institutional and peer review to ensure that they conform to Statistics Canada's mandate as a government statistical agency and adhere to generally accepted standards of good professional practice.

The papers in the series often include results derived from multivariate analysis or other statistical techniques. It should be recognized that the results of these analyses are subject to uncertainty in the reported estimates.

The level of uncertainty will depend on several factors: the nature of the functional form used in the multivariate analysis; the type of econometric technique employed; the appropriateness of the statistical assumptions embedded in the model or technique; the comprehensiveness of the variables included in the analysis; and the accuracy of the data that are utilized. The peer group review process is meant to ensure that the papers in the series have followed accepted standards to minimize problems in each of these areas.

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How Much Thicker Is the Canada–U.S. Border? The Cost of Crossing the Border by Truck in the Pre- and Post 9/11 Eras - ARCHIVEDJuly 24, 2015More information
Industry Productivity in the Manufacturing Sector: The Role of Offshoring - ARCHIVEDJune 22, 2015More information
Empirical Evidence from Canadian Firm-level Data on the Relationship Between Trade and Productivity Performance - ARCHIVEDJune 16, 2015More information
Provincial Convergence and Divergence in Canada, 1926 to 2011 - ARCHIVEDFebruary 12, 2015More information
Investment Intensity in Canada and the United States, 1990 to 2011 - ARCHIVEDOctober 21, 2014More information
Net Worth of the Household Sector, 1970 to 2012: A Canada–United States Comparison - ARCHIVEDAugust 20, 2014More information
National Saving in Canada and the United States, 1926 to 2011 - ARCHIVEDJune 26, 2014More information
The Distribution of Employment Growth Rates in Canada: The Role of High-Growth and Rapidly Shrinking Firms - ARCHIVEDMay 15, 2014More information
Testing for Provincial Industrial Structural Change through the 2000s - ARCHIVEDMay 7, 2014More information
Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Canadian Manufacturing Firms - ARCHIVEDMarch 17, 2014More information
Productivity Growth in the Canadian Broadcasting and Telecommunications Industry: Evidence from Micro Data - ARCHIVEDFebruary 6, 2014More information
The Distribution of Gross Domestic Product and Hours Worked in Canada and the United States Across Firm Size Classes - ARCHIVED January 8, 2014More information
Firm Size and the Risk/Return Trade-off - ARCHIVEDDecember 19, 2013More information
Material Offshoring: Alternate Measures - ARCHIVEDNovember 13, 2013More information
Productivity Growth and Capacity Utilization - ARCHIVEDJuly 23, 2013More information
Urban Productivity: Who Benefits from Agglomeration Economies? - ARCHIVEDFebruary 6, 2013More information
Trends in Homeownership by Age and Household Income: Factors Associated with the Decision to Own, 1981 to 2006 - ARCHIVEDJanuary 29, 2013More information
Small, Medium-sized, and Large Businesses in the Canadian Economy: Measuring Their Contribution to Gross Domestic Product from 2001 to 2008 - ARCHIVEDDecember 7, 2012More information
Trucking Across the Border: The Relative Cost of Cross-border and Domestic Trucking, 2004 to 2009 - ARCHIVEDNovember 19, 2012More information
Measuring the Economic Output of the Education Sector in the National Accounts - ARCHIVEDOctober 18, 2012More information
Natural Resources, the Terms of Trade, and Real Income Growth in Canada: 1870 to 2010 - ARCHIVEDApril 23, 2012More information
Market Expansion and Productivity Growth: Do New Domestic Markets Matter As Much As New International Markets? - ARCHIVEDMarch 20, 2012More information
Canada's International Investment Position: Recent Trends and Implications for Aggregate Measures of Income and Wealth - ARCHIVEDFebruary 29, 2012More information
A Social Accounting Matrix for Canada - ARCHIVEDFebruary 3, 2012More information
Export Growth, Capacity Utilization and Productivity Growth: Evidence from Canadian Manufacturing Plants - ARCHIVEDDecember 12, 2011More information
Income Adequacy in Retirement: Accounting for the Annuitized Value of Wealth in Canada - ARCHIVEDNovember 21, 2011More information
The Dynamics of Male Self-employment in Canada: Comparing the 1990s to the 2000s - ARCHIVEDOctober 20, 2011More information
Firm Turnover and Productivity Growth in Selected Canadian Services Industries, 2000 to 2007 - ARCHIVEDAugust 19, 2011More information
Labour Productivity of Unincorporated Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships: Impact on the Canada-United States Productivity Gap - ARCHIVEDJuly 28, 2011More information
Measurement of Real Income in the System of National Accounts: An Application to North American Economies - ARCHIVEDJuly 11, 2011More information
The Contribution of Small and Medium-sized Businesses to Gross Domestic Product: A Canada-United States Comparison - ARCHIVEDJune 13, 2011More information
Small, Medium-sized and Large Businesses in the Canadian Economy: Measuring Their Contribution to Gross Domestic Product in 2005 - ARCHIVEDMay 30, 2011More information
Real-Financial Linkages in the Canadian Economy: An Input-Output Approach - ARCHIVEDMay 20, 2011More information
Consumption Patterns Among Aging Canadians: A Synthetic Cohort Approach - ARCHIVEDMarch 25, 2011More information
Incomes from Owner-occupied Housing for Working-age and Retirement-age Canadians, 1969 to 2006 - ARCHIVEDDecember 9, 2010More information
Incomes of Retirement-age and Working-age Canadians: Accounting for Home Ownership - ARCHIVEDJuly 26, 2010More information
Export Market Dynamics and Plant-level Productivity: Impact of Tariff Reductions and Exchange Rate Cycles - ARCHIVEDJune 25, 2010More information
Estimates of Human Capital in Canada: The Lifetime Income Approach - ARCHIVEDJune 16, 2010More information
Death of Canadian Manufacturing Plants: Heterogeneous Responses to Changes in Tariffs and Real Exchange Rates - ARCHIVEDApril 14, 2010More information
Plant Size, Nationality, and Ownership Change - ARCHIVEDFebruary 25, 2010More information
Real Gross Domestic Income, Relative Prices and Economic Performance Across the OECD - ARCHIVEDJanuary 28, 2010More information
PPPs: Purchasing Power or Producing Power Parities? - ARCHIVEDDecember 10, 2009More information
The Canadian Manufacturing Sector: Adapting to Challenges - ARCHIVEDJuly 28, 2009More information
Plant Divestitures and Acquisitions in the Canadian Manufacturing Sector - ARCHIVEDJune 4, 2009More information
Firm Turnover and Productivity Growth in the Canadian Retail Trade Sector - ARCHIVEDDecember 8, 2008More information
Outsourcing and Offshoring in Canada - ARCHIVEDMay 23, 2008More information
Adapting to Import Competition: Effects of Low-wage Trade on Commodity Mix in Canadian Manufacturing Plants - ARCHIVEDMay 16, 2008More information
Geographic Market Access and the Effects of Trade on Length of Production Run, Product Diversity and Plant Scale of Canadian Manufacturing Plants, 1974 to 1999 - ARCHIVEDMay 9, 2008More information
Trade Liberalization and Productivity Dynamics: Evidence from Canada - ARCHIVEDMay 7, 2008More information
An Examination of Public Capital's Role in Production - ARCHIVEDApril 15, 2008More information
Agglomeration Economies: Microdata Panel Estimates from Canadian Manufacturing - ARCHIVEDFebruary 5, 2008More information
Estimating TFP in the Presence of Outliers and Leverage Points: An Examination of the KLEMS Dataset - ARCHIVEDDecember 5, 2007More information
Canadian and U.S. Real Income Growth Pre and Post 2000: A Reversal of Fortunes - ARCHIVEDNovember 22, 2007More information
Real GDP and the Purchasing Power of Provincial Output - ARCHIVEDJuly 24, 2007More information
The Ebb and Flow of Comparative Advantage: Trade and the Industrial Specialization of Canadian Manufacturing Regions, 1974 to 1999 - ARCHIVEDJune 25, 2007More information
Urban Economies and Productivity - ARCHIVEDJune 18, 2007More information
Domestic and Foreign Influences on Canadian Prices over Exchange Rate Cycles, 1974 to 1996 - ARCHIVEDNovember 8, 2006More information
Competition, Firm Turnover and Productivity Growth - ARCHIVEDSeptember 25, 2006More information
A Proposal for Treating Research and Development As Capital Expenditures in the Canadian SNA - ARCHIVEDJune 29, 2006More information
Exchange Rate Cycles and Canada- U.S. Manufacturing Prices - ARCHIVEDJune 28, 2006More information
How Are Canadian Regions Adjusting to a Larger and More Integrated North American Market? - ARCHIVEDMay 31, 2006More information
The Impact of Trade on Plant Scale, Production-Run Length and Diversification - ARCHIVEDMay 19, 2006More information
Key Indicators in Canada - ARCHIVEDNovember 30, 2005More information
Trade Credit and Credit Rationing in Canadian Firms - ARCHIVEDNovember 4, 2005More information
Demand for Skills in Canada: The Role of Foreign Outsourcing and Information-communication Technology - ARCHIVEDOctober 28, 2005More information
Foreign Multinationals and Head Office Employment in Canadian Manufacturing Firms - ARCHIVEDJune 8, 2005More information
Death in the Industrial World: Plant Closures and Capital Retirement - ARCHIVEDMay 4, 2005More information
Canada's Investments in Science and Innovation: Is the Existing Concept of Research and Development Sufficient? - ARCHIVEDApril 12, 2005More information
Responses to Trade Liberalization: Changes in Product Diversification in Foreign- and Domestic-controlled Plants - ARCHIVEDMarch 24, 2005More information
Profitability of Canadian- Versus U.S.-controlled Enterprises - ARCHIVEDMarch 3, 2005More information
Integration and Co-integration: Do Canada-U.S. Manufacturing Prices Obey the Law of One Price? - ARCHIVEDFebruary 15, 2005More information
A Comparison of Canadian and U.S. Productivity Levels: An Exploration of Measurement Issues - ARCHIVEDJanuary 20, 2005More information
Trade Liberalization: Export-market Participation, Productivity Growth and Innovation - ARCHIVEDDecember 14, 2004More information
Water Use, Shadow Prices and the Canadian Business Sector Productivity Performance - ARCHIVEDDecember 1, 2004More information
Whatever Happened to Canada-United States Economic Growth and Productivity Performance in the Information Age? - ARCHIVEDNovember 23, 2004More information
Catching up and Falling Behind: The Performance of Provincial GDP Per Capita from 1990 to 2003 - ARCHIVEDNovember 9, 2004More information
Renewing Canada's Manufacturing Economy: A Regional Comparison, 1973-1996 - ARCHIVEDOctober 21, 2004More information
Innovation, Survival and Performance of Canadian Manufacturing Plants - ARCHIVEDSeptember 21, 2004More information
The Effect of Changing Technology Use on Plant Performance in the Canadian Manufacturing Sector - ARCHIVEDJuly 27, 2004More information
Industrial Competition, Shifts in Market Share and Productivity Growth - ARCHIVEDJuly 22, 2004More information
Prosperity and Productivity: A Canada-Australia Comparison - ARCHIVEDDecember 9, 2003More information
Hollowing-out, Trimming-down or Scaling-up? An Analysis of Head Offices in Canada, 1999 to 2002 - ARCHIVEDDecember 8, 2003More information
The Sources of Growth of the Canadian Business Sector's CO2 Emissions, 1990 to 1996 - ARCHIVEDSeptember 16, 2003More information
The Effect of Tariff Reductions on Firm Size and Firm Turnover in Canadian Manufacturing - ARCHIVEDSeptember 8, 2003More information
The Impact of Self-employment on Labour-productivity Growth: A Canada and United States Comparison - ARCHIVEDAugust 28, 2003More information
Participation in Export Markets and Productivity Performance in Canadian Manufacturing - ARCHIVEDAugust 15, 2003More information
Growth History, Knowledge Intensity and Capital Structure in Small Firms - ARCHIVEDAugust 6, 2003More information
Impact of Advanced Technology Use on Firm Performance in the Canadian Food Processing Sector - ARCHIVEDJune 3, 2003More information
Foreign Affiliate Trade Statistics - Canadian Operations Abroad, 1999 to 2001 - ARCHIVEDMay 28, 2003More information
Overcoming Distance, Overcoming Borders: Comparing North American Regional Trade - ARCHIVEDApril 16, 2003More information
Regional Manufacturing Employment Volatility in Canada: The Effects of Specialization and Trade - ARCHIVEDApril 11, 2003More information
A Frontier Approach to Canada-U.S. Multifactor Productivity Performance - ARCHIVEDMarch 31, 2003More information
Purchasing Power Parity: A Canada/U.S. Exploration - ARCHIVEDMay 30, 2002More information
The Trend to Smaller Producers in Manufacturing: A Canada/U.S. Comparison - ARCHIVEDMay 23, 2002More information
Foreign Affiliate Trade Statistics - 1999: How Goods and Services Are Delivered in International Markets - ARCHIVEDApril 24, 2002More information