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Technology Diffusion: Measurement, Causes and Consequences

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  • Diego Comin
  • Martí Mestieri

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This chapter discusses different approaches pursued to explore three broad questions related to technology diffusion: what general patterns characterize the diffusion of technologies, and how have they changed over time; what are the key drivers of technology, and what are the macroeconomic consequences of technology. We prioritize in our discussion unifi ed approaches to these three questions that are based on direct measures of technology.

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Paper provided by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) in its series INET Research Notes with number 29.

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