The Canadian Research and Development Satellite Account: A preliminary study

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This paper highlights the newly constructed Research and Development Satellite Account (RDSA) developed by Statistics Canada. The RDSA provides an analysis for the capitalization of research and development (R&D) as proposed by international guidelines for the System of National Accounts. The account calculates several methods to measure the impact on gross domestic product of R&D expenditures. This paper presents the results of the RDSA for the years 1997 to 2004.