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Call for Proposals: Funds to assist with the Economic Research using T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program in the Research Data Centres, Statistics Canada

April 12, 2018 | AWARD

Deadline for submissions of proposals: May 15, 2018

Background:
Statistics Canada is piloting the use of business microdata at its Research Data Centres (RDCs) located in 30 universities across Canada.  As through CDER, researchers will work directly with synthetic business microdata before submitting their programs to Statistics Canada staff to be run on the actual microdata.  The pilot will consider only research proposals using the T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program (T2-LEAP), an enterprise-level database that contains key information on firm entry and exit, demographics, finances, and performance. The T2-LEAP has been used to study: employment and business dynamics, industry turnover, productivity growth, high-growth firms, and firm financing, survival and performance.

Funding
To assist in the use of the T2-LEAP data sets at the RDCs, the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) and the Productivity Partnership are funding at least two research projects of up to $6000 each. These funds are intended to be used for research costs including hiring a student research assistant (any level), travel, conference presentation and attendance, ungating of journal articles, and other knowledge mobilization items*.

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Webinar: Using Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program data for Economic Research in the RDCs

March 22, 2018 | MEDIA

Statistics Canada is piloting the use of business microdata in the Research Data Centres (RDCs). To this end, a synthetic version of T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program (T2-LEAP) will be made available in the RDC for approved projects. T2-LEAP can be used to study employment and business dynamics, industry turnover, productivity growth, high-growth firms, and firm financing, survival and performance. During this webinar, additional information will be provided on the dataset, the pilot, and on working with the T2-LEAP. An audiovideo recording will be made for viewing at later dates.

Instructor: Lydia Couture, Program Manager – Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER), Economic Analysis Division. Lydia has worked for over a decade in the Canadian federal public service. After her studies in economics at the Université de Montréal, she worked as an economist within the Office of the Chief Economist of Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade). In 2011, she joined the Economic Analysis Division of Statistics Canada, developing micro-business datasets and focusing her research on international trade, offshoring, and firm dynamics.

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Call for Proposals Economic Research using T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program

March 1, 2018 | CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals should be submitted to CDER by April 30, 2018: Canadian Center for Data Development and Economic Research, statcan.cder-cdre.statcan@canada.ca

In this call for proposals, Statistics Canada is piloting the use of business microdata at its Research Data Centres (RDCs) located in 23 universities across Canada.  As through CDER, researchers will work directly with synthetic business microdata before submitting their programs to Statistics Canada staff to be run on the actual microdata.  The pilot will consider only research proposals using the T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program (T2-LEAP), an enterprise-level database that contains key information on firm entry and exit, demographics, finances, and performance. The T2-LEAP has been used to study: employment and business dynamics, industry turnover, productivity growth, high-growth firms, and firm financing, survival and performance.

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Productivity Partnership Travel Grants to the CEA!

February 26, 2018 | AWARD

The Productivity Partnership is pleased to provide at least ten travel awards to students (undergraduate, Masters, PhD) to attend its Data School sessions, Sunday morning at the CEA meetings in Montréal in June. 

The award is up to $750 per person and will vary with distance traveled and other circumstances.
 
Please submit your online application by March 26.

Productivity Partnership's Fall newsletter!

December 7, 2017 | NEWSLETTER

In this newsletter:

  • New funded projects
  • Explore possibilities with CDER datasets
  • Have an idea for a project on productivity? Apply for funding!
  • Dataset Highlight: Canadian Synthetic Business Data
  • Call for Papers!
  • News Highlights!
  • Students activities
  • Research activities
  • Past events
  • Need support to attend a conference?

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Call for papers: 'Explaining Canada’s Post-2000 Productivity Performance' Conference

November 8, 2017 | CALL FOR PAPERS

The Centre for the Study of Living Standards, in collaboration with the Productivity Partnerships, issued a call for papers for the conference to be held in association with the annual meeting of the Canadian Economics Association, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec June 1-3, 2018.

Details on the motivation for the conference, the issues on which papers are sought, and the submission procedures are found in the call for papers. The deadline for proposals is February 2, 2018.

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Job opportunity: Research and Knowledge Translation Assistant

October 16, 2017 | EMPLOYMENT

We are currently looking to hire a Research and Knowledge Translation Assistant

Job Description Schedule 10 hours per week

Education level current undergraduate or graduate student

Duration fall & winter employment with significant possibility of full-time in the summer

Career level Some office experience

Hourly rate $16

We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a research and knowledge translation assistant for the Productivity Partnership/Partenariaet productivité. This project is headed by Dr. Mike Veall in the Department of Economics. The Partnership is a SSHRC-funded research project made up of a team of experts from the academic, private and public sectors studying Canada’s productivity performance using Canadian data, mostly at the firm or workplace level. Under the direction and supervision of the research coordinator, the research and knowledge translation assistant supports the development and implementation of research information into easily-accessible formats. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following representative tasks:

  1. Assisting with the creation and updating of website, e-newsletter and social media (Twitter and LinkedIn) content
  2. Reading research papers and summarizing in plain-language
  3. Assisting with the coordination of events

Qualified candidates must be:

  • A current undergraduate or graduate student at a post-secondary school
  • Ability to write in English; comfortable copying and pasting French
  • Knowledge of economic principles

Additional job requirements

  • Ability write in a clear and concise way to relay complicated research information to the general population
  • Maturity, professional and good judgement
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of organization are essential to this position, as is ability to organize files electronically and working in a paperless office
  • Comfortable working with a computer, internet and MS Office Suite – particularly Excel and Word as well as learning new software
  • The ability to problem solve and take initiative
  • A keen self-starter with the ability to manage time effectively and complete tasks on time

Desirable assets of successful candidates include:

  • Creativity in thinking, problem solving and design
  • Understanding of visual display of information
  • Previous experience communicating complex issues to a general audience
  • Previous experience updating websites and/or creating multi-media content
  • Previous experience using Twitter for business/professional use
  • Previous experience using LinkedIn’s group feature
  • Comfortable learning new software or technology (to create knowledge translation pieces)

Deadline The position will be posted until filled.

How to apply - for work study students

Please apply through Mosaic. It's the student’s responsibility to apply for and show proof of Work Study Eligibility to be considered for this vacancy. Proof of eligibility can be found on your “TO DO LIST” on the Mosaic Student Centre Profile.

How to apply - For non-work study students

Please email applications (updated cover letter and resume) in .pdf format to Angela Di Nello, productivitypartnership@mcmaster.ca .

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Equity 

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

Summer 2017 Newsletter

August 31, 2017 | NEWSLETTER

Since our last newsletter, we’ve continued to fund new projects, plan and host events, and grow our digital and social media presence. We’ve also welcomed several new members to the team.

We are pleased to announce that the Productivity Partnership website is live, as are our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Connect with us and stay up-to-date with our latest news, event details, and more!

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Winter 2017 Newsletter

February 17, 2017 | NEWSLETTER

The Partnership is a team of experts from the academic, private and public sectors looking for an answer to Canada’s productivity performance using Canadian data from the firm or workplace level.

Over the past few months, we’ve been busy with, among other things, funding projects,planning events and talking with the media.

Over the next six years of the project, we’ll be continuing to in these endeavors and more and will be using various tools such as enewsletters, Twitter, and website (still in development) to communicate and engage.

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Finding a solution to the productivity puzzle

September 20, 2016 | MEDIA

For the next six years, economist Mike Veall will be leading a team of experts from the academic, private and public sectors down a path of research not yet taken in search of an answer to Canada’s poor productivity performance.

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