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Market Frictions, Technology Adoption and Economic Growth

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  • Been-Lon Chen

    (Institute of Economics; Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

  • Jie-Ping Mo

    (Institute of Economics; Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

  • Ping Wang

    () (Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University)

Abstract

This paper develops an endogenous growth model with labor market matching and technology adoption. While labor market search and entry frictions lengthen technology diffusion, exogenous technology arrival may creatively destruct jobs in the short run. Such interrelationships give rise to multiple equilibria (global and local indeterminacy) under which a small autonomous technological improvement may create a large growth effect. We characterize the effects of exogenous technology arrival on equilibrium matching, adoption effort, wage and the overall dispersion of wages. Social inefficiency arises as a result of individuals' failure to account for free-rider, thick-matching, job-destruction effects in making technology adoption decision.

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  • Been-Lon Chen & Jie-Ping Mo & Ping Wang, 2000. "Market Frictions, Technology Adoption and Economic Growth," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0034, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Technological Diffusion; Labor Market Search and Matching; Endogenous Growth;

    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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