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The Third Industrial Revolution

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  • Jeremy Greenwood

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The author examines periods of rapid technological change for coincidences of widening inequality and slowing productivity growth. He contends that while the introduction of technologies offers profits to investors and premiums for skilled workers, in the long run the rising tide of technological change lifts everybody's boat.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its journal Economic Review.

Volume (Year): (1999)
Issue (Month): Q II ()
Pages: 2-12

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1999:i:qii:p:2-12

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Keywords: Technology ; Productivity ; Income distribution;

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