DP10163 Technology Diffusion: Measurement, Causes and Consequences
|Author(s):||Diego Comin, Martí Mestieri|
|Publication Date:||September 2014|
|Keyword(s):||business cycles, drivers of technology, technology diffusion|
|JEL(s):||E3, O3, O4|
|Programme Areas:||International Macroeconomics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=10163|
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.