Catching-up with the “locomotive”: a simple theory
AbstractThis paper extends the standard neoclassical model by considering a technology sector through which an economy with limited human capital attempts to catch up with a given “locomotive” pushing exogenously technical progress. In periods of technological stagnation, economies close enough to the frontier may find it optimal to not catch up, which reinforces worldwide technological sclerosis. Under sustainable technological growth, all the other economies will sooner or later engage in imitation. Such a phase of technology adoption may be delayed depending on certain deep characteristics of the followers.
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Date of creation: 04 Mar 2010
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- Raouf Boucekkine & Benteng Zou, 2010. "Catching-up with the "locomotive": a simple theory," Working Papers 428, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
- Raouf Boucekkine & Benteng Zou, 2010. "Catching-up with the "locomotive": a simple theory," Working Papers 2010_07, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
- Raouf Boucekkine & Benteng Zou, 2010. "Catching-up with the “locomotive”: a simple theory," CREA Discussion Paper Series 10-02, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
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