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Using trade variety measures to identify technical change

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Frensch, Richard (Institute for East and Southeast European Studies)
  • Gaucaite Wittich, Vitalija (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
Publication Date
2015-07-16
Language
English
Classification
  • JEL:
    • Trade: General
    • Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
Free Keywords
Product variety; Diffusion; Adoption; Technical change
Description
  • Abstract

    Motivated by growth models based on the variety of capital goods, recent empirical studies have established links between productivity and several trade-based measures of product variety, carrying the implication that these measures may represent technology. French and Gaucaite-Wittich (2009) study this implication by explicitely proposing the variety of capital goods available for production as a direct measure of the state of technology.

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Publications
  • Frensch, Richard; Gaucaite Wittich, Vitalija (2008). Product variety and technical change. In: Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, Vol. 88(2), pp. 242-257
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2008.04.003 (DOI)
  • Frensch, Richard; Gaucaite-Wittich, Vitalija (2007). Product Variety and Technical Change. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1005372 (Date posted: August 10, 2007)
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jce.2013.05.002 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2016-06-13 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-10-09

Frensch, Richard; Gaucaite Wittich, Vitalija (2015): Using trade variety measures to identify technical change. Version: 1. Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS). Dataset. https://doi.org/10.15457/jdeveco_2008