Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87326
Authors: 
Lansing, Kevin J.
Markiewicz, Agnieszka
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 12-114/IV
Abstract: 
This paper develops a general-equilibrium model of skill-biased technological change that approximates the observed shifts in the shares of wage and non-wage income going to the top decile of U.S. households since 1980. Under realistic assumptions, we find that all agents can benefit from the technology change, provided that the observed rise in redistributive transfers over this period is taken into account. We show that the increase in capital’s share of total income and the presence of capital-entrepreneurial skill complementarity are two key features that help support the wages of ordinary workers as the new technology diffuses.
Subjects: 
Income Inequality
Skill-biased Technological Change
Capital-skill
JEL: 
E32
E44
H23
O33
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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