Productivity and Innovation

A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR'S PRODUCTIVITY PERFORMANCE, 1997-2018
Andrew Sharpe and John Tsang, July 2019
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Report on the Measurement of Real Output and the Implications for Measuring Productivity Growth and Technical Progress 
Michael Denny, 1974, Amended 1998, Amended 2016
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Introduction:
Theoretical and practical problems of measuring output in the economy have produced a lengthy and detailed literature. Since we do not wish to replicate arguments that have been extensively debated in the literature, many points will be simply reviewed.ii In addition, a certain structure has to be imposed on the extensive material so that particular points can be clearly understood independently of the complex whole. ...

A Detailed Analysis of Newfoundland and Labrador's Productivity Performance, 1997-2010: The Impact of the Oil Boom 
Etienne Grand’Maison and Andrew Sharpe, July 2013
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Abstract:
Propelled by the mining and oil and gas sector, Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy experienced impressive growth in the past decade. During the 1997-2010 period, real GDP in the province's business sector increased at nearly twice the rate of Canada's, while ...

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