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Classical biased technical change approach and its relevance to reality

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  • Hiroaki Sasaki

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The purpose of this article is to evaluate empirically the classical viability condition for East Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa 1980-1995, and advanced countries 1950-1992. The viability condition is proposed by Foley and Michl (1999), and is used for judging empirically which approach is more valid, the classical biased technical change approach or neoclassical production function approach. Our results acknowledge the predominance of the former, which is Foley-Michl's contention. However, there remains a disputable interpretation as to the case of a declining labour productivity, which is broadly seen in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa during the period considered.

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  • Hiroaki Sasaki, 2008. "Classical biased technical change approach and its relevance to reality," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(1), pages 77-91.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:irapec:v:22:y:2008:i:1:p:77-91
    DOI: 10.1080/02692170701745903
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    Cited by:

    1. Daniele Tavani & Luca Zamparelli, 2017. "Endogenous Technical Change In Alternative Theories Of Growth And Distribution," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 31(5), pages 1272-1303, December.
    2. repec:taf:irapec:v:31:y:2017:i:2:p:151-172 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Marwil J. Dávila-Fernández, 2018. "Alternative Approaches to Technological Change when Growth is BoPC," Department of Economics University of Siena 795, Department of Economics, University of Siena.
    4. Joao Paulo A. de Souza, 2014. "Real wages and labor-saving technical change: evidence from a panel of manufacturing industries in mature and labor-surplus economies," UMASS Amherst Economics Working Papers 2014-03, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics.

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