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Investment And Technical Progress In The G7 Countries And Australia

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  • John Pawley

    (UWA Business School, The University of Western Australia)

  • Ernst Juerg Weber

    (UWA Business School, The University of Western Australia)

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The vintage model of capital accumulation predicts that technical progress depends on the installation of new capital equipment. In this paper it is found that investment raises labor productivity in the G7 countries and Australia. This finding implies that the decline in investment during the global financial crisis will have a long lasting detrimental effect on labor productivity and hence wages.

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  • John Pawley & Ernst Juerg Weber, 2011. "Investment And Technical Progress In The G7 Countries And Australia," Economics Discussion / Working Papers 11-10, The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics.
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