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Technological Change and Immigration

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  • Francesc Dilme

    (Universitat de Barcelona)

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We develop a simple model where two technologies are available to produce the same good, and we study under what conditions both will be used. We use the model to analyze the consequences of the simultaneous use of two different technologies for the economic variables and economic growth. Finally, we explore how migrations of factors affect the technological change and the performance of the economy.

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Paper provided by Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 186.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:bar:bedcje:2007186

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