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Measuring the Rate of Technological Progress in Structures

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  • Michael Gort

    (SUNY at Buffalo)

  • Jeremy Greenwood

    (University of Rochester)

  • Peter Rupert

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)

Abstract

How much technological progress has there been in structures? An attempt is made to measure this using panel data on the age and rents of buildings. The data are interpreted with the help of a vintage capital model where buildings are replaced with some chosen periodicity. The results indicate there has been significant technological advance in structures that accounts for an important part of economic growth. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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  • Michael Gort & Jeremy Greenwood & Peter Rupert, 1999. "Measuring the Rate of Technological Progress in Structures," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 2(1), pages 207-230, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:issued:v:2:y:1999:i:1:p:207-230
    DOI: 10.1006/redy.1998.0046
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    2. Hercowitz, Z., 1992. "Macroeconomic Implication of Investment-Specific Technological Change," Papers 13-92, Tel Aviv - the Sackler Institute of Economic Studies.
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    Keywords

    investment-specific technological progress; economic growth; vintage capital; replacement problem; economic depreciation; rent gradient;

    JEL classification:

    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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