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  • 18-February-2015

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    The Metropolitan Century: Understanding Urbanisation and its Consequences

    The report provides an outline of recent and likely future urbanisation trends and discusses the consequences.The report aims at explaining why cities exist, and what can make them prosperous and function well. It concludes that urbanisation is a process that needs to be shaped by policy makers to ensure that all benefit from it.

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  • 1-February-2015

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    A New Data Set of Quarterly Total Factor Productivity in the Canadian Business Sector

    Staff Working Paper 2015-6-Bank of Canada In this paper, a quarterly growth-accounting data set is built for the Canadian business sector with the top-down approach of Diewert and Yu (2012).

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  • 26-January-2015

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    Measuring Potential Output at the Bank of Canada: The Extended Multivariate Filter and the Integrated Framework

    Staff Discussion Paper 2015-1- Bank of Canada This paper first provides an assessment of the extended multivariate filter (EMVF), which the Bank has used since the late 1990s to come up with a baseline measure of the output gap. It then presents a modified version of the EMVF incorporating revised conditioning information.

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  • 1-January-2015

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    Working time accounts and firm performance in Germany

    This study, by Lutz Bellmann and Olaf Hübler, investigates whether working time accounts affect the performance of German establishments based on the Establishment Panel from the Institute for Employment Research.

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  • 1-January-2015

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    Structural change and total factor productivity: Evidence from Germany

    This paper, by Henze, Philipp, uses a long time series of German employment data to test the theory of Ngai & Pissarides (2007). The theory suggests that the shift of employment shares from manufacturing to services is due to divergent growth rates of total factor productivity (TFP) in the two sectors. To test the theoretical predictions, I use the "Establishment History Panel" together with sectoral data on total factor productivity.

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  • 1-December-2014

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    Private and External Benefits from Investment in Intangible Assets

    This BIS research paper studies the micro-evidence on innovation activity at firm level in the UK. The main aim of the report is to assess the network effects generated by individual firms’ decisions on intangible innovation activities. The report has been prepared by the Institute for International Management Practice (LAIBS, Anglia Ruskin University) for the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

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  • 1-December-2014

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    From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar: Germany’s Resurgent Economy

    This article, by Christian Dustmann, Bernd Fitzenberger, Uta Schönberg, and Alexandra Spitz-Oener, presents evidence that the specific governance structure of the German labor market institutions allowed them to react flexibly in a time of extraordinary economic circumstances, and that this distinctive characteristic of its labor market institutions has been the main reason for Germany’s economic success over the last decade.

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  • 10-October-2014

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    ABS Cat. No. 1351.0.55.052 - Research Paper: Firm

    Using a large panel of businesses, tracking firms from 2002-11, this study examines the productivity of firms in manufacturing and business services and, in particular the contribution of entry and exit to aggregate productivity growth.

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  • 5-September-2014

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    Managerial capital and business R&D as enablers of productivity convergence

    This paper explores the role of managerial capital and business research and development (R&D) in fostering multifactor productivity convergence in a panel of 42 countries.

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  • 1-September-2014

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    Firm Strategy, Competitiveness andProductivity: The Case of Canada

    This article summarizes the results of a survey designed to explore the issues of firm strategies with respect to competitiveness and productivity.

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