Habakkuk revisited: A history friendly model of "American and British technology in the nineteenth century"
AbstractThis paper presents a History Friendly Model which addresses the issue of the bifurcation in "technological styles" between US and Britain during the nineteenth century. The model aims at gaining a better understanding of the micro-dynamics that gave rise to different patterns of innovation in the two countries. In particular, we suggest that different demand patterns might be an explanation for the faster diffusion of capital intensive technologies in the US. Simulation results confirm this hypothesis, although only when we jointly control for the role of technological opportunities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2008-064.
Date of creation: 22 Aug 2008
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Innovation; Demand; History Friendly Model;
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- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
- N0 - Economic History - - General
- L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
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- NEP-ALL-2008-08-31 (All new papers)
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- NEP-INO-2008-08-31 (Innovation)
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