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Title: Competitiveness in the sawmills and wood preservation industry in the United States and Canada

Author: Nagubadi, Rao V; Zhang, Daowei;

Date: 2010

Source: Forest Science 52(4):340-352

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: We examine relative prices, relative productivity levels, and competitiveness in the sawmills and wood preservation industry in the united states and Canada between 1958 and 2003 by using purchasing power parities and bilateral translog production function. Our results show that the competitiveness of the Canadian industy is facilitated by higher relative productivity levels and depreciatin of the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar on both inputs and outputs in earlier periods, adn only due to depreciation of the Canadian dollar in later periods. The average annual rate of productivity growth was higher for the US industry. Although Canadian relative productivity levels were higher before 1994, the US industry's relative productivity level eventually surpassed the Canadian industy. For. Sci. 52(4):340-352.

Keywords: Relative prices, relative productivity levels, technical change, gap in technology, bilateral translog production function

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Nagubadi, Rao V; Zhang, Daowei 2010. Competitiveness in the sawmills and wood preservation industry in the United States and Canada. Forest Science 52(4):340-352.

 


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