2. Importance of Innovation for Productivity

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Importance of Innovation for Productivity Presentation to the Statistcs Canada Economic Conference 2000 by Someshwar Rao, Ash Ahmad, Phaedra Kaptein-Russell Micro-Economic Policy Analysis Branch Industry Canada May, 2000
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2 MEPA – APME Key Research Questions What does cross-country data show about the importance of innovation for productivity and living standards? How strongly is inter-industry variation in manufacturing sector productivity correlated with the key indicators of innovation activity in Canada and the United States? What are the major determinants of innovation? How does Canada compare with other countries in terms of the key drivers of innovation?
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