Productivity and Growth – Results of the KLEMS Conference – Lessons for Canada

Dr. Andrew Sharpe – Centre for Study of Living Standards (CSLS)

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KLEMS (Capital (K), Labour (L), Energy (E), Materials (M) and Services (S)) databases are the key to inter-country analysis of productivity differences. The Fourth World KLEMS Conference held in Madrid in May 2016 focused on productivity and economic growth. The most recent issue of the International Productivity Monitor (IPM), published by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS) and guest edited by World KLEMS founder Dale Jorgenson from Harvard University, featured selected papers from this conference by international productivity experts. The issue can be accessed at