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Replication data for: Read All about It!! What Happens Following a Technology Shock?

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Alexopoulos, Michelle
Publication Date
2011-06-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Existing indicators of technical change are plagued by shortcomings. I present new measures based on books published in the field of technology that resolve many of these problems and use them to identify the impact of technology shocks on economic activity. They are positively linked to changes in R&D and scientific knowledge, and capture the new technologies' commercialization dates. Changes in information technology are found to be important sources of economic fluctuations in the post-WWII period, and total factor productivity, investment, and, to a lesser extent, labor are all shown to increase following a positive technology shock. (JEL E22, E23, E32, O33, O34, O47 )
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.101.4.1144 (Text)
Publications
  • Alexopoulos, Michelle. “Read All about It!! What Happens Following a Technology Shock?” American Economic Review 101, no. 4 (June 2011): 1144–79. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.101.4.1144.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.101.4.1144 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Alexopoulos, Michelle (2011): Replication data for: Read All about It!! What Happens Following a Technology Shock?. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112427