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Appropriate Technology and Growth

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We present a model of growth and technology transfer based on the idea that technologies are specific to particular combinations of inputs. We argue that this model is more realistic that the usual specification in which an improvement in any technique for producing a given good improves all other techniques for producing that good.

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Paper provided by Brown University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 96-24.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:bro:econwp:96-24

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Keywords: Economic models ; Economic Growth ; Research and development;

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