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June 2003     Vol. 4, no. 6

Productivity and prosperity in the information age

Kaïs Dachraoui, Tarek M. Harchaoui and Faouzi Tarkhani

  • In the late 1990s, the Canadian economy put on a remarkable performance. Economic growth was more rapid than in the 1981-1988 expansionary period (3.8% compared with 3.1%).
  • Canada's increase in multifactor productivity in the 1990s improved not only relative to the U.S. but also by international standards.

Authors

The authors are with Microeconomic Analysis Division. Kaïs Dachraoui can be reached at (613) 951-0746; Tarek M. Harchaoui, at (613) 951-9856; Faouzi Tarkhani, at (613) 951-5314 or perspectives@statcan.gc.ca.

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