Questions tagged [technology]

The tag has no usage guidance.

14 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3 votes
0 answers
50 views

Neoclassical Growth Model with Technology Investment

I am reading Parente & Prescott 1994 JPE. This is just a typical neoclassical model with the extension of a global technology diffusion function and firm investment in technology. Firms have ...
Alalalalaki's user avatar
  • 2,419
2 votes
0 answers
28 views

Design of technology-neutral policy in the presence of multiple market failures

I am studying a paper by Aisbett, Cheng & Beck which considers the pros and cons of technological neutrality in green industrial policy. At the start of section 5.6 it refers to the well-known ...
Adam Bailey's user avatar
  • 8,346
2 votes
0 answers
27 views

Understanding Boserup's theories on food and overpopulation

From what I understand about Boserup's theories, she claims that when populations grow and near the carrying capacity of whatever habitat they live in, businesses will have incentive to invest in new ...
Yang's user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
82 views

Research community around logistics micro-economic topics?

Is there the equivalent of a Rand Journal of Economics for the topic of logistics, focusing on the micro-economics of productivity gains via automation or disruptive technologies. There is the ...
tony z's user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
53 views

Reference Request: Primer on Relationship Economic Growth and Science / Technology

I'm in the early stages of planning a research agenda in this area, which means studying the current literature with an eye for further research opportunities. The Economics of Science and ...
quantif's user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
69 views

Is there proof that today more than 50% of the lowest income society lives worse than 50 years ago

The Economist on 12.11.2016 number (first number after getting US election results) wrote: "In real terms median male earnings are still lower than they were in the 1970s. In the past 50 years, ...
TomR's user avatar
  • 425
1 vote
0 answers
19 views

Technology Parameter In Converted Minimisation Problem

Question: I want to understand what's going on with respect to the technology parameter $A$ when i convert this minimisation problem into a maximisation problem. The issue is only revealed when i use ...
CormJack's user avatar
  • 899
1 vote
0 answers
29 views

How is labor demand measured?

For instance, in the introduction of this paper (first paragraph), talking about Figure 1, they say that labor demand is measured as the real wage bill normalized by population. Is it common to ...
Tecon's user avatar
  • 129
1 vote
0 answers
310 views

Examples of technical progress

I'm wondering if anyone can give me some intuition about technical progress. I can buy the idea that factors improve in quality over time. So 5 workers and/or 5 machines in 1990 can produce more than ...
user7524's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
164 views

Microeconomic Model of Knowledge and Technology

Can you point me to any microeconomic models of knowledge and technology? It is intended to be used for simulation. The problem that arises is that you need to simulate the effects of technology on ...
Apostolis Xekoukoulotakis's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
16 views

How Marxian economists evaluate current and future technologies for making investment decisions?

Current Marxian economists are incredibly vague about the merits of technologies and about concrete investment decisions, at least, the Western Marxian economists are. E.g. there is book https://www....
TomR's user avatar
  • 425
0 votes
0 answers
18 views

What are the effects of discount retailers on the suppliers' economics?

The ACTION retail store is very popular in Europe and usually provides good but cheap quality goods (as people say). The cheap prices are guaranteed that the bulk part of the store goods is made in ...
saldenisov's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
25 views

Testing method for the performance of R&D support program

Suppose that Government aims to initiate R&D support program to firms The objective of the support program is to rise R&D expenditures and productivity. I have the following data variables: Q: ...
studentp's user avatar
  • 120
0 votes
0 answers
42 views

Which way is the pendulum swinging with regards to "Access to Capital"

The premise is said best by the economist George Magnus in 2015: "Advances in technological productivity gains are benefiting a limited number of people. The principal rewards of modern technology ...
Arash Howaida's user avatar