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dc.contributor.authorFrensch, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorGaucaite-Wittich, Vitalijaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T12:03:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T12:03:25Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.isbn3938980095en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/32268-
dc.description.abstractSeveral trade-based measures of product variety have recently been used implicitly to represent states of technology, promoting long-run growth. In this paper, we define the state of technology as the range of specialised production processes and propose the variety of capital goods available for production as a direct measure of technology. Within a simple growth framework, we derive a testable conditional technological convergence hypothesis on this measure. The hypothesis is tested with highly disaggregated trade data by economic categories, using tools from the income convergence literature. The results suggest that trade-based count measures of the variety of available capital goods indeed behave as if they were representing technology and that there is conditional technological convergence among our panel of mainly OECD and transition economies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherOsteuropa-Inst. Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesArbeiten aus dem Osteuropa-Institut München 265en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelO33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordProduct varietyen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiffusionen_US
dc.subject.keywordadoptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnical changeen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktdifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwInvestitionsguten_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologieen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelsstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationsdiffusionen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnischer Fortschritten_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungskonvergenzen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwOsteuropaen_US
dc.titleProduct variety and technical changeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn521148936en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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