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Título: Effects of international diffusion of a general purpose technology on wage inequality
Autor: Bandeira, Ana Maria
Afonso, Óscar
Palavras-chave: North-South
General purpose technology
Direction of technological knowledge
Wage inequality
Data: 2013
Editora: Hitotsubashi University
Citação: (Afonso and Bandeira, 2013)
Resumo: This paper studies the effects of the diffusion of a General Purpose Technology (GPT) that spreads first within the developed North country of its origin, and then to a developing South country. In the developed general equilibrium growth model, each final good can be produced by one of two technologies. Each technology is characterized by a specific labor complemented by a specific set of intermediate goods, which are enhanced periodically by Schumpeterian R&D activities. When quality reaches a threshold level, a GPT arises in one of the technologies and spreads first to the other technology within the North. Then, it propagates to the South, following a similar sequence. Since diffusion is not even, neither intra- nor inter-country, the GPT produces successive changes in the direction of technological knowledge and in inter- and intra-country wage inequality. Through this mechanism the different observed paths of wage inequality can be accommodated.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/3322
ISBN: 978-4-385-60345-2
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