Productivity

Report for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute: Instead of succumbing to the “small is beautiful, big is ugly” narrative, Canada must recognize the critical role large businesses play in a growing, competitive economy with high productivity and wages.
Productivity
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March 28, 2022
Managers found that company productivity improved under a companywide teleworking policy, with the strongest ratings on productivity improvement made from managers of firms in “hybrid” models, where workers share time between the home and office.
March 14, 2022
Time-lag implementation in the regression also showed a delay of three years between the point of AI adoption and return on productivity growth, indicating an investment delay for AI that could also explain previous literature gaps.
February 22, 2022
Econometric analysis using scientific records from East German intelligence informants versus measurements of total factor productivity showed a statistically significant negative relationship between industrial espionage and the gap in productivity between East and West Germany.
February 14, 2022
The long-run benefits of industrial intelligence in China shows that AI can be an engine for regional economic parity as well as for growth.
February 7, 2022
From 2000 to 2016 new robot adoption grew by roughly 70 percent in North America and Europe, whereas it grew more than 300 percent in the rest of the world.
January 11, 2022
ITIF hosted a discussion of what a robust national strategic-industry policy should—and should not—entail.
November 22, 2021
Report for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute: Instead of succumbing to the “small is beautiful, big is ugly” narrative, Canada must recognize the critical role large businesses play in a growing, competitive economy with high productivity and wages.
November 22, 2021
Low-productivity firms that may find themselves lagging in today’s economy have the opportunity to catch up to frontier firms by increasing their investments in software to build a digital presence for consumers and to digitally streamline workplace operations.
November 1, 2021
If high-speed mobile broadband drives productivity in normal years, then the economic benefits of increasing speeds should be even more pronounced in today’s labor market where so many jobs and services have transitioned to some level of remote work.
October 27, 2021
Freight trains could be the next best thing in transportation given the truck driver shortages and efforts to cut carbon emissions.

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