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Technology Diffusion: Measurement, Causes and Consequences

Diego A. Comin, Martí Mestieri

NBER Working Paper No. 19052
Issued in May 2013
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This chapter discusses different approaches pursued to explore three broad questions related to technology diffusion: what general patterns characterize the diffusion of technologies, and how have they changed over time; what are the key drivers of technology, and what are the macroeconomic consequences of technology. We prioritize in our discussion unified approaches to these three questions that are based on direct measures of technology.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w19052

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