Technological Revolutions and Financial Innovations
AbstractIn this paper, we study the symbiotic relationship between financial innovation and technological innovation. In particular, we construct a theoretical macroeconomic growth model that correspond to the thesis presented in Perez (2002) that all the technological revolutions and their associated development surges since the Industrial Revolution have been both beneficiaries and stimulants of financial development. We explain the microeconomic foundations of the model and present its steady state solution, emphasizing how the growth rate of the economy depends on parameters characterising the R&D and financial sectors. We then analyze the impact of specific types of financial innovations that predominate in each phase of the technological cycle on the optimum allocation of resources in the economy.
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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Financial Innovation; Technological Revolutions; Economic Growth;
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- G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
- O41 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
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