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Technology and Human Development

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  • Gustav Ranis

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    (Economic Growth Center, Yale University)

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    Human development, in combination with technology, yields economic growth which, in turn, is necessary to generate further advances in human development. This paper focuses on the first channel above and finds the relationship significant. Secondly, the paper tries to investigate what affects technology change, as represented by TFP. We examine the influence of openness, FDI, patents and R&D in a 22 country sample and also contrast Asian and Latin American experience.

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    Paper provided by Economic Growth Center, Yale University in its series Working Papers with number 1004.

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    Length: 21 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:egc:wpaper:1004

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    Keywords: Technology; Human Development;

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    1. Jiann-Chyuan Wang & Kuen-Hung Tsai, 2003. "Productivity Growth and R&D Expenditure in Taiwan's Manufacturing Firms," NBER Working Papers 9724, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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