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Technological progress

Mortensen, Dale T and Pissarides, Christopher (1995) Technological progress. CEP discussion paper; CEPDP0264 (264). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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We generalize apparently contradictory results in the literature about the effect of exogenous technological progress on unemployment. We assume that new technology can be adopted either through creative job destruction or through onthe- job implementation at a cost. We show that there is a critical level of implementation cost where the effect of growth on employment switches from positive to negative at higher costs. In extensions of the model we show that gross job reallocation can increase at faster growth with no clear-cut effects on aggregate employment.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1995 D.T.Mortensen and C.A.Pissarides
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 11:45

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