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

Articles and reports: 11F0027M2004025


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.

Issue Number: 2004025
Author(s): Harchaoui, Tarek; Tarkhani, Faouzi
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PDFNovember 23, 2004