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dc.contributor.authorFoster, Andrew D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRosenzweig, Mark R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-20T13:14:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-20T13:14:59Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59155-
dc.description.abstractThere is an emerging consensus among macro-economists that differences in technology across countries account for the major differences in per-capita GDP and the wages of workers with similar skills across countries. Accounting for differences in technology levels across countries thus can go a long way towards understanding global inequality. One mechanism by which poorer countries can catch up with richer countries is through technological diffusion, the adoption by low-income countries of the advanced technologies produced in high-income countries. In this survey, we examine recent micro studies that focus on understanding the adoption process. If technological diffusion is a major channel by which poor countries can develop, it must be the case that technology adoption is incomplete or the inputs associated with the technologies are under-utilized in poor, or slow-growing economies. Thus, obtaining a better understanding of the constraints on adoption is useful in understanding a major component of growth.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherYale Univ., Economic Growth Center New Haven, Conn.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCenter Discussion Paper, Economic Growth Center 984en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelO13en_US
dc.subject.jelO33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnology adoption reviewen_US
dc.subject.stwMikroökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologietransferen_US
dc.subject.stwLernprozessen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleMicroeconomics of technology adoptionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn635954990en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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