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Wearable tech next big thing at work

Instead of being glued to your phone, you can now be hands-free with the latest wearable tech gadgets. It is estimated that over 81 million More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (fall 2015 edition, Part II)

Continuing from last week’s Higher ED Blog, this week we summarize interesting articles from the latest issues of Economic Development Quarterly and Regional Studies. These More...

McKinsey: World economy runs risk of long-term slowdown unless productivity rises sharply

The McKinsey Global Institute has recently released a study that asserts the global growth rate will slow to two percent in the coming years, down More...

Why productivity increased during the downturn

A new paper, “Making Do With Less: Working Harder During Recessions,” has revealed some interesting findings about what productivity increases during economic downturns. Contrary to popular More...

Economic data shows weak gains

American workers have increased their productivity  levels from January through to March, after having declined in the previous quarter.  A private survey conveyed results showing More...

A Canadian magic trick: wages that rise even if productivity doesn’t

Maclean’s  continues its special series on productivity with this article by Stephen Gordon on the disconnect between stagnant productivity in Canada and wages. While productivity More...

Intro to productivity (that thing Canadians are apparently so bad at)

As part of a special series, Stephen Gordon at Maclean’s explains what economists really mean when they talk about productivity and why Canadians should care about More...

US factory output rises at steady pace in February, fueled by jump in auto production

In February, the manufacturing industry has helped the economic growth because automobile production has increased up to 0.8 percent.  Car sales are continuing to rise, More...

Bad news: Global warming is smothering our productivity

New research shows that human labor capacity keeps decreasing because of global warmth. Due to body mechanism, human beings can’t be as effective in hot More...

Trends in “engaging” employees to boost productivity

A survey of executives reveals the trends in efforts being made by companies to improve on-the-job performance of employees – and the effectiveness of these More...

Are Canadians lazier than Americans, or smarter?

For many years, I was convinced that Canada should be more like the U.S. They were wealthier, more productive, and they created more successful corporations. Their More...

Unleashing Business Innovation in Canada

This paper discusses how to improve Canada’s business innovation in order to boost labour productivity and output growth. Many general framework conditions are highly favourable More...