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Canadian Firm and Job Dynamics, Ravi Balakrishnan

To understand better Canada's smooth reallocation of labor in response to the recent commodity price boom, but seemingly poor productivity performance, this paper examines job and firm dynamics in Canada relative to the United States. Overall, it finds that while Canada's labor market efficiency seems comparable to that of the United States, product market rigidities appear to be reducing Canada's capacity for creative destruction, hence undermining productivity growth
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; Figures; 1. Commodity price developments; 2. Unemployment rates across provinces, 2001-Nov. 07; 3. Labor productivity; II. Job and Firm Dynamics: What Previous studies say; III. Comparing Canada and the United States; A. Finding comparable databases; B. Converting U.S. data to the Firm Level and Annual Frequencies; C. Definitions; D. Aggregate Job Flows; Tables; 1. Conversion factors; E. Rigidities, and Firm Size and Sector Composition; 2. Job flows in Canada and the United States; 3. Job flows correlations
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non fiction
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