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
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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.