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dc.contributor.authorKoeniger, Winfrieden_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:22:59Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:22:59Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21502-
dc.description.abstractDefensive innovations in developed countries can explain the empirical phenomenon that openness towards trade with less-developed countries does not necessarily induce a substantial increase in the wage differential and trade volumes. Building on step-by-step innovations as introduced by Aghion et al. (2001), we show that defensive innovations can result from private incentives. In particular, minimum wages can induce defensive innovationswhich then redistribute income away from workers. Suggestive empirical evidence is consistent with the implications of defensive innovations for wage differentials, trade volumes and the sectorial composition within and across OECD countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x454en_US
dc.subject.jelF1en_US
dc.subject.jelF4en_US
dc.subject.jelO3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordStep-by-step innovationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordopennessen_US
dc.subject.keywordminimum wageen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwImitationswettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelsliberalisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationaler Wettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwForschungen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Wachstumstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleDefensive Innovationsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn845031236en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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