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dc.contributor.authorComin, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorHobijn, Barten_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-17T14:25:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-17T14:25:22Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/60558-
dc.description.abstractWe examine the diffusion of more than twenty technologies across twenty-three of the world's leading industrial economies. Our evidence covers major technology classes such as textile production, steel manufacture, communications, information technology, transportation, and electricity for the period 1788-2001. We document the common patterns observed in the diffusion of this broad range of technologies. Our results suggest a pattern of trickle-down diffusion that is remarkably robust across technologies. Most of the technologies that we consider originate in advanced economies and are adopted there first. Subsequently, they trickle down to countries that lag economically. Our panel data analysis indicates that the most important determinants of the speed at which a country adopts technologies are the country's human capital endowment, type of government, degree of openness to trade, and adoption of predecessor technologies. We also find that the overall rate of diffusion has increased markedly since World War II because of the convergence in these variables across countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFederal Reserve Bank of New York New York, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStaff Report, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 169en_US
dc.subject.jelN10en_US
dc.subject.jelO30en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic growth, historical data, technology adoptionen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologiewahlen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologietransferen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationsdiffusionen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriestaatenen_US
dc.titleCross-country technology adoption: Making the theories face the factsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn368504972en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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