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September 1982Production Technology Differences Between Canadian-Owned and Foreign-Owned Firms Using Translog-Production Functions
with Oli Havrylyshyn: w0981
The discussion of foreign ownership in Canada frequently refers to a conventional view that foreign-owned firms are larger, more capital-intensive, pay higher wages and are more efficient. Evidence for these characterizations has unfortunately come from comparisons of partial productivity measures of labor or measures of average capital-intensity, with all the uncertainty that this entails. It is the object of this paper to compare the technology characteristics of Canadian and US-owned establishments in Canada by means of a translog production function estimate, utilizing micro level data. While we find strong evidence for the view that the two groups operate with different technologies, and that US-owned establishments are larger, we do not find support for the conventional view that US-...
1982The Substitution of Labor, Skill, and Capital: Its Implications for Trade and Employment
with Patricio Meller
in Trade and Employment in Developing Countries, Volume 2: Factor Supply and Substitution, Anne O. Krueger, editor
1980Alternative Trade Strategies and Employment Implications: Chile
with Patricio Meller
in Trade and Employment in Developing Countries, Volume 1: Individual Studies, Anne O. Krueger, Hal B. Lary, Terry Monson, and Narongchai Akrasanee, editors
1976Second-Order Approximations for Estimating Production Functions
in Annals of Economic and Social Measurement, Volume 5, number 1, Sanford V. Berg, editor
 
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