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Moore's Law and Learning-By-Doing

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  • Boyan Jovanovic

    (University of Chicago and New York University)

  • Peter L. Rousseau

    (Vanderbilt University)

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We model Moore's Law as efficiency of computer producers that rises as a by-product of their experience. We find that (a) because computer prices fall much faster than the prices of electricity-driven and diesel-driven capital ever did, growth in the coming decades should be very fast, and that (b) the obsolescence of firms today occurs faster than before, partly because the physical capital they own becomes obsolete faster. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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  • Boyan Jovanovic & Peter L. Rousseau, 2002. "Moore's Law and Learning-By-Doing," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 5(2), pages 346-375, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:issued:v:5:y:2002:i:2:p:346-375
    DOI: 10.1006/redy.2002.0162
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    Computers; Electricity; Internal Combustion.;
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    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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