Technological Innovations: Slumps and Booms
AbstractThis paper documents the delayed adoption of a major technological innovation: the adoption of the diesel locomotive in the US railway industry. Contrary to other instances of major technological innovations, the delay in the adoption of the diesel locomotive was not associated with an initial slump in output. We provide a theoretical model which is consistent with both an increase and a decrease in output following the invention of a new technology. Within this model we identify the key factors that make a slump in output unlikely.
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Date of creation: 18 Nov 1997
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technological innovations; locomotives; slumps; learning-by- doing;
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- Leonardo Felli & Francois Ortalo-Magne, . "Technological Innovations: Slumps and Booms," Penn CARESS Working Papers c468f14544cc51cba56e9b940, Penn Economics Department.
- Leonardo Felli & Francois Ortalo-Magne, . ""Technological Innovations: Slumps and Booms''," CARESS Working Papres 97-17, University of Pennsylvania Center for Analytic Research and Economics in the Social Sciences.
- Leonardo Felli & F Ortalo-Magne, 1998. "Technological Innovations Slumps and Booms," CEP Discussion Papers dp0394, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
- Leonardo Felli & François Ortalo-Magné, 1997. "Technological innovations: slumps and booms," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 4696, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- D92 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing
- E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Capital; Investment; Capacity
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