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Productivity Differences

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  • Acemoglu, D.
  • Zilibotti, F.

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Many technologies used by the LDCs (less developed countries) are developed in the OECD economies, and as such, are designed to make optimal use of the skills of these richer countries' workforces. Due to differences in the supply of skills, some of the tasks performed by skilled workers in the OECD economies will be carried out by unskilled workers in the LDCs. Since the technologies in these tasks are designed to be used by skill workers, productivity in the LDCs will be low.

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Paper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 660.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:stocin:660

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Keywords: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ; PRODUCTIVITY ; TECHNOLOGY;

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