We give notice of the Fall 2018 issue of the International Productivity Monitor which “contains eight articles featuring two individual articles and two symposia. The topics of the two articles are employment and productivity in U.S. manufacturing and the role of demand and digitization in solving the productivity puzzle. The topic of the first symposium of four articles is explaining slower productivity growth since2000 in Canada. The topic of the second symposium of two articles is the global productivity slowdown.” (Editor’s Overview, p. 1)
Table of Contents: Richard Schmalensee Puzzles and Surprises in Employment and Productivity in U.S. Manufacturing After the Great Recession
Jaana Remes, Jan Mischke and Mekala Krishnan Solving the Productivity Puzzle: The Role of Demand and the Promise of Digitization
Symposium on Explaining Slower Productivity Growth in Canada Andrew Sharpe and John Tsang The Stylized Facts about Slower Productivity Growth in Canada
Wulong Gu and Michael Willox Productivity Growth in Canada and the United States: Recent Industry Trends and Potential Explanation
Jeff Mollins and Pierre St-Amant The Productivity Slowdown in Canada: an ICT Phenomenon?
Michelle Alexopoulos and Jon Cohen Canadian Productivity Growth, Secular Stagnation, and Technological Change
What Do We Know about the Global Productivity Slowdown? John Fernald Is Slow Productivity and Output Growth in Advanced Economies the New Normal?
Kevin Fox What Do We Know About the Productivity Slowdown? Evidence from Australian Industry Data