Recent feature articles
1. Federal Government Revenue and Spending by Province: A
Scorecard of Winners and Losers in Confederation?
2. Canada’s unemployment mosaic, 2000 to 2006.
Work hours instability.
Trade liberalization and the Canadian clothing market.
The changing composition of the merchandise trade surplus.
National and regional trends in business bankruptcies, 1980-2005.
The Alberta economic juggernaut: The boom on the rose.
Converging gender roles.
Head office employment in Canada, 1999 to 2005.
From she to she: changing patterns of women in the Canadian labour force.
The west coast boom.
1. The year in review: the revenge of the old economy.
2. Recent trends in corporate finance.
1. Canada's place in world trade, 1990-2005.
2. Changes in foreign control under different regulatory climates: multinationals in Canada.
Emerging patterns in the labour market: a reversal from the 1990s.
Multipliers and outsourcing: how industries interact with each other and affect GDP.
1. Is Canada’s manufacturing lagging compared with the US?
2. Wholesalers of pharmaceutical products:
a vibrant industry.
Rising energy prices: how big a shock to consumers and industry?
Socio-demographic factors in the current housing market.
Long-run cycles in business investment.
Provincial income disparities through an urban-rural lens.
Canada's trade and investment with China.
1. Canada's natural resource exports.
2. Federal personal income tax: slicing the pie.
Canada's economic growth in review.
1. Recent changes in the labour market.
2. Canada's textile and clothing industries.
The soaring loonie and international travel.
1. Using RRSPs before retirement.
2. The output gap between Canada and the US: the role of productivity 1994-2002.
National versus domestic output: a measure of economic maturity?
Social assistance by province, 1993-2003.
Four decades of creative destruction: renewing Canada's manufacturing base from 1961-1999.
Canada's imports by country.
Social assistance use: trends in incidence, entry and exit rates.
Canada's trade with China.
1. A diffusion index for GDP.
2. Provincial GDP in 2003.
Terms of trade, GDP and the exchange rate.
1. The labour market in 2003.
2. The recent growth of floriculture.
Research and development in the service sector.
A commodity perspective on recent trends in retailing.
1. The changing role of inventories in the business cycle.
2. Ontario-US power outage: impact on hours worked.
Canadian foreign affiliates, 1999 to 2001.
Information technology workers.
The impact of self-employment on productivity growth in Canada and the
The import intensity of provincial exports.
1. Do Canadians pay more than Americans for the same products?
2. Provincial growth in 2002
Recent trends in spending and savings in Canada and the US.
2002—A good year in the labour market.
The labour market: up north, down south.
Cyclical implications of the rising import content in exports.
The digital divide in Canada.
The effect of dividend flows on Canadian incomes.
Are knowledge-based jobs better?
The effects of recessions on the services industries.
Recent trends in the merchandise trade balance.
1. Foreign affiliate trade statistics: how goods and services are delivered
in international markets.
2. Provincial GDP in 2001.
Economic trends in 2001.
Output of information and communications technologies.
The labour market in 2001.
After the layoff.
Tracking the business cycle: monthly analysis of the economy at Statistics
1. Mergers, acquisitions and foreign control.
2. The labour market in the week of September 11.
Electronic commerce and technology use in Canadian business.
Time lost due to industrial disputes.
Interprovincial productivity differences.
Foreign control and corporate concentration.
Experiencing low income for several years.
1. Demography and the labour market.
2. Expenditure on GDP and business cycles.
An updated look at the computer services industry.
Plugging in: household internet use.
Recent trends in provincial GDP.
New hiring and permanent separations.
Income inequality in North America: does the 49th parallel still matter?
Brain drain and brain gain: part II, the immigration of knowledge workers
Brain drain and brain gain: part I, the emigration of knowledge workers
Advanced technology use in manufacturing during the 1990s.
1. Women’s and men’s earnings.
2. The labour market in the 1990s.
The labour market in the 1990s.
Patterns of inter-provincial migration, 1982-95.
The importance of exports to GDP and jobs.
Supplementary measures of unemployment.
Productivity growth in Canada and the United States.
Saving for retirement: self-employed vs. employees.
Entertainment services: a growing consumer market.
Seasonality in employment.
The role of self-employment in job creation in Canada and the United States.
Long-term prospects of the young.
Canada — US labour market comparison.
” Can I help you?”: household spending on services.
Labour force participation in the 1990s.
What is happening to earnings inequality and youth wages in the 1990s?
The cellular telephone industry: birth, evolution, and prospects.
Employment insurance in Canada: recent trends and policy changes.
Provincial trends in GDP.
Are jobs less stable in the services sector?
Economic trends in 1997.
Business demographics, volatility and change in the service sector.
Differences in earnings inequality by province,
Regional disparities and non-permanent employment.
Corporate financial trends in Canada and the United States, 1961-1996.
1. Trucking in a borderless market – an industry profile.
2. A profile of the self-employed.
Earnings patterns by age and sex.
Are Canadians more likely to lose their jobs in the 1990s?
Factors affecting technology adoption: a comparison of Canada and the
1. Measuring the age of retirement.
2. Trading travellers – international travel trends.
Provincial economic trends in 1996.
Youths and the labour market.
An overview of permanent layoffs.
1. RRSP withdrawals revisited.
2. REPO transactions between residents of Canada and non-residents.
Access to the information highway.
Job creation, wages and productivity in manufacturing.
The effect of rebasing on GDP.
The changing workweek: trends in weekly hours of work.
The concentration of job creation in companies.
Recent trends in provincial growth.
Do earnings rise until retirement?
Technology and competitiveness in Canadian manufacturing establishments.
Economic developments in 1995.
The labour force survey: 50 years old.
Alternative measures of business cycles in Canada: 1947-1992.
Changes in job tenure since 1981.
Capitalizing on RRSPs.
A primer on financial derivatives.
Recent trends in payroll taxes.
Purchasing power parities.
1. Provincial GDP by industry.
2. Interprovincial trade.
Energy consumption among the G-7 countries.
The work experience of Canadians: a first look.
The labour market: year-end review.
An overview of recent trends in personal expenditure.
Small firms and job creation – a reassessment.
The distribution of UI benefits and taxes in Canada.
Provincial GDP by industry, 1984-1993.
Leaders and laggards: quality management in Canadian manufacturing.
The hours people work.
Innovation: the key to success in small firms.
A profile of high income Ontarians.
1. Unemployment insurance, temporary layoffs, and recall expectations.
2. Assessing the size of the underground economy: the Statistics Canada
The value of household work in Canada, 1992.
Labour markets and layoffs during the last two recessions.
1. A profile of growing small firms.
2. The distribution of GDP by sector.
Unemployment and unemployment insurance: an update.
Recent trends in Canadian direct investment abroad - the rise of Canadian
1. The new face of automobile transplants in Canada.
2. Interprovincial trade flows of goods and services.
The duration of unemployment during boom and bust.
Productivity of manufacturing industries in Canada and the United States.
Investment income of Canadians.
1. RRSPs: a growing pool of investment capital.
2. The foreign investment of trusteed pension funds.
Globalisation and Canada’s international investment position.
The labour market: year-end review.
Canada’s interprovincial trade flows of goods,
Cross-border shopping - trends and measurement issues.
Recent trends in the construction industry.
Discouraged workers - where have they gone?
Output and employment in high-tech industries.
Characteristics of importing firms, 1978-86.
An overview of labour turnover.
The value of household work in Canada, 1986.
Mergers, acquisitions and foreign control.
Canada’s position in world trade.
Firm size and employment: recent Canadian trends.
The labour market: year-end review.
Repeat use of the unemployment insurance program.
New survey estimates of capacity utilization.
Recent trends in consumer and industry prices.
The regulated consumer price index.
Family income inequality in the 1980s.
International perspectives on the economics of aging.
Big is beautiful too - wages and worker characteristics in large and small
1. The growth of the federal debt.
2. Foreign investment in the Canadian bond market, 1978 to 1990.
Government subsidies to industry.
Industry output in recessions.
Tracking down discretionary income.
Year-end review of labour markets.
Recent trends in the automotive industry.
Patterns of quits and layoffs in the Canadian economy. – Part II
Effective tax rates and net price indexes.
Patterns of quits and layoff in the Canadian economy.
The labour market mid-year report.
Capital investment intentions and realizations for manufacturing plants
in Canada: 1979-1988.
A new look at productivity of Canadian industries.
Real gross domestic product: sensitivity to the choice of base year.
The distribution of wealth in Canada and the
1989 year-end economic review.
1. The reliability of the Canadian national accounts estimates.
2. A guide to using statistics - getting the most out
Rates of return on trusteed pension funds.