Overlooking the online world: Does mismeasurement of the digital economy explain the productivity slowdown?

Available as: PDF

Since the mid-2000s, labour productivity has slowed down in Canada despite enormous technological advances that were expected to improve it. This note investigates whether mismeasurement of the digital economy can explain this paradox.

Topic(s): Productivity
JEL Code(s): E, E0, E01, L, L8, L86, O, O3, O33, O4, O5, O51