Mushrooms and Yeast: The Implications of Technological Progress for Canada’s Economic Growth

September 2, 2015

Economic growth from technological innovation tends to spring up in unpredictable places, creating winners and losers, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Mushrooms and Yeast: The Implications of Technological Progress for Canada’s Economic Growth,” author Peter Howitt finds that rather than focusing on supporting specific industries, governments should encourage and harness economic growth through a process of “creative destruction.”