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Efficiency and Economies of Scale of Large Canadian Banks

Staff Working Paper 2005-13 Jason Allen, Ying Liu
The authors measure the economies of scale of Canada's six largest banks and their costefficiency over time. Using a unique panel data set from 1983 to 2003, they estimate pooled translog cost functions and derive measures of relative efficiency and economies of scale.
Content Type(s): Staff research, Staff working papers Topic(s): Financial institutions JEL Code(s): C, C3, C33, D, D2, D24, G, G2, G21

Durées d'utilisation des facteurs et fonction de production : une estimation par la méthode des moments généralisés en système

Staff Working Paper 2004-12 Eric Heyer, Florian Pelgrin, Arnaud Sylvain
Although a number of studies have demonstrated the importance of the degree of factor utilization in economic analysis, the impact of the durations of utilization in a production function remains largely unknown, particularly in terms of the duration of equipment utilization.
Content Type(s): Staff research, Staff working papers Topic(s): Economic models JEL Code(s): C, C3, C33, D, D2, D24, J, J2, J23

Measuring Potential Output within a State-Space Framework

Staff Working Paper 1999-9 Maral Kichian
In this paper we measure potential output (and consequently the output gap) using state-space models. Given that the estimated output gap is used as an indicator to measure the extent of inflationary pressures in the economy, we evaluate the use of such models for the implementation of monetary policy. Our starting point is the Gerlach […]
Content Type(s): Staff research, Staff working papers Topic(s): Potential output JEL Code(s): D, D2, D24

Measurement of the Output Gap: A Discussion of Recent Research at the Bank of Canada

Technical Report No. 79 Pierre St-Amant, Simon van Norden
In this paper, we discuss some methodologies for estimating potential output and the output gap that have recently been studied at the Bank of Canada. The assumptions and econometric techniques used by the different methodologies are discussed in turn, and applications to Canadian data are presented.
Content Type(s): Staff research, Technical reports Topic(s): Potential output JEL Code(s): D, D2, D24

The Slowdown in Productivity Growth in the 1975-83 Period: A Survey of Possible Explanations

Technical Report No. 43 Gerald Stuber
The growth rates of both aggregate factor and labour productivity in Canada fell substantially during the period 1975-83. This paper examines this phenomenon and reviews a number of possible explanations for it. First, the productivity growth slowdown is examined at various levels of industry disaggregation. It is apparent from this analysis that the slowdown varied […]
Content Type(s): Staff research, Technical reports Topic(s): Productivity JEL Code(s): D, D2, D24
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