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Implementation of technological breakthroughs at sector level and the technology-bias

  • Stijepic, Denis
  • Wagner, Helmut

Different goods are produced by different sectors in an economy. The fact that sectors use different production technologies is named technology-bias. The technology-bias is well documented and has important theoretical implications for economic growth and unemployment. We provide a theoretical model that explains the technology-bias and its development. We provide empirical evidence on the development of the technology-bias and explain this development by using our model-results. Last not least, we discuss the implications of our findings for the existing growth literature and structural change literature.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 33352.

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Date of creation: 22 Feb 2011
Date of revision: 13 Sep 2011
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:33352
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