Fall in technology use helped slow Canadian productivity, BoC paper finds

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A slowdown in the use of new technology in Canada has helped to subdue productivity growth since 2008, research from the country’s central bank says.

But Canada’s labour productivity started to fall well before the decrease in the use of technology, according to The productivity slowdown in Canada: an ICT phenomenon? by Jeffrey Mollins and Pierre St-Amant.

The paper argues that computer technology continues to contribute to productivity growth. But the authors find this contribution has

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