Canada : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 10, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper explores the factors that have led to a Canada-U.S. productivity gap using a sectoral growth accounting approach. Both fiscal and monetary policies have had significant effects on the saving rate. The Canadian dollar’s appreciation was followed by a protracted period of exchange rate weakness. This paper reviews the institutional aspects of Canada’s real return bond program. The Canadian system provides a successful model for pension reform. Free trade has helped promote the integration of U.S. and Canadian economies, but significant differences remain.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/60

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 10, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451806908/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CANEA0012004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

85

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