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Equilibrium Price Distribution with Directed Technical Change

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  • Pedro Mazeda Gil

    () (CEF.UP and Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

  • Fernanda Figueiredo

    () (CEAUL and Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

  • Oscar Afonso

    () (CEF.UP, OBEGEF and Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

Abstract

This paper studies a non-degenerate price distribution for the homogeneous good within a model of endogenous directed technical change. A probability density function is analytically derived and shown to be related to the technology and innovation parameters of the model.

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  • Pedro Mazeda Gil & Fernanda Figueiredo & Oscar Afonso, 2009. "Equilibrium Price Distribution with Directed Technical Change," FEP Working Papers 327, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
  • Handle: RePEc:por:fepwps:327
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    Keywords

    price distribution; directed technical change; scale effects; labour endowment;

    JEL classification:

    • D41 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Perfect Competition
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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