Boosting Canada’s productivity through greater small business dynamism

By David Carey, Head of Canada Desk, Country Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department A dynamic small business sector can heighten competition and underpin productivity growth, as discussed in the 2016 OECD Economic Survey of Canada and Carey et al. (2016, forthcoming). Dynamism tends to be reflected in high start-up rates and strong ‘up-or-out’ dynamics. Entry can … More Boosting Canada’s productivity through greater small business dynamism

The risks in Canada’s unusual housing market(s)

By Peter Jarrett, Head of Division, Country Studies, OECD Economics Department Local housing markets are presently highly disparate in Canada. While in most smaller localities real estate prices are fairly stable and not out of line with the fundamentals (incomes and rents), 10 of the 15 large Census Metropolitan Areas monitored by the Canada Mortgage and … More The risks in Canada’s unusual housing market(s)