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Induced innovation and marginal cost of new technology

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  • Liu, Yucan
  • Shumway, C. Richard

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Lacking data on development and implementation costs for input-saving technologies, we develop a nonparametric procedure to estimate relative differences in marginal technology costs for technical change to be consistent with the induced innovation hypothesis. We apply it to U.S. agriculture.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 106-109

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:1:p:106-109

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Keywords: Induced innovation Marginal cost Nonparametric;

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