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PAST TEST 01 2006 FALL

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Department
Economics
Course
ECO244Y5
Professor
Reid/ Curran
Semester
Summer

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1 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AT MISSISSAUGA ECO244Y5Y 20069 Industrial Relations Test #1 Duration: 90 minutes Maximum: 100 marks Aids allowed: None Instructions: Answer only four of the following five questions. They have equal weight. Please double space your answers if possible. Point form is acceptable. In the Examiners Report column on the front of your answer book, please circle the numbers of the questions you have answered in that book. 1. We see the impact of computers everywhere except in the productivity statistics. Explain what is meant by 1the productivity paradox and outline the evidence for the existence of the paradox. Discuss the alternative hypotheses that have been suggested to resolve the productivity paradox and indicate which of the hypotheses are most important, using any evidence that you feel is appropriate. 2. Describe the structure of Employment Insurance (EI) premiums and benefits in Canada, including the ceilings that apply. Explain the rationale for the ceilings and describe the impact of the ceilings on the progressivityregressivity of the Canad
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