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Technology Differences over Space and Time

Francesco Caselli


This book examines how countries use their productive resources—such as workers, skills, equipment and structures, and natural resources. It develops methods to assess the efficiency with which productive inputs are used, and how these efficiencies vary across countries and over time. The book finds that richer countries use skilled workers relatively more efficiently than unskilled workers, and equipment and structures relatively more efficiently than natural resources. They also are relatively more efficient users of labor than of capital. Technological change tends to make countries particu ... More

Keywords: productive resource, productive inputs, skilled workers, natural resources, technical change, technological innovation, industrial policy, unskilled workers, multinationals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691146027
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francesco Caselli, author
London School of Economics

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