Shifting the Bias: How to Disentangle Creative Adoption from Radical Innovation. Empirical Evidence from Italy and the US
AbstractThe standard measures of total factor productivity growth assume the neutrality of technological change. When technological change is biased, the matching between tbc factor intensity and the relative factor prices has powerful effects on total factor productivity. This paper presents a novel methodology able to take into account the effects of biased technological change and provides empirical evidence for tbc Italian and tbc US economies in the period 1980-2000.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Turin in its series Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio Carlo Alberto. WP series with number 200706.
Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2007
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-06-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2007-06-30 (European Economics)
- NEP-INO-2007-06-30 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2007-06-30 (Intellectual Property Rights)
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