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Induced Innovation Revisited


  • Funk, P.


This article studies the joint evolution of factor-prices, factor-shares, and the type of technical progress. Its main aim is to give a microeconomic foundation to the Hypothesis of Induced Innovation ([4], [11], [18], [16]), which assumes that the type of progress at any moment of time is chosen so as to maximize the current rate of output growth.

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  • Funk, P., 1997. "Induced Innovation Revisited," DELTA Working Papers 97-22, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure).
  • Handle: RePEc:del:abcdef:97-22

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    18. Peter Funk, 2005. "Competition and Growth in a Vintage Knowledge Model," Working Paper Series in Economics 15, University of Cologne, Department of Economics.
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