Economic Analysis Research Paper Series
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The Economic Analysis Research Paper Series provides for the circulation of research conducted by the staff of the Analytical Studies Branch, visiting Fellows, and academic associates. The Economic Analysis 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, differences in the performance of small and large firms and of domestic and multinational firms, and purchasing power parity estimates. Readers of the series are encouraged to contact the authors with their comments and suggestions.
The primary distribution medium for the papers is the Internet. These papers can be accessed for free at www.statcan.gc.ca.
All papers in the Economic Analysis Research Paper Series go through institutional and peer review, in order 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, in order to minimize problems in each of these areas.
Publications Review Committee
Analytical Studies Branch, Statistics Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6
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