Labour, Migration and Biographical Data for East and Southeast Europe

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Using trade variety measures to identify technical change

Type: Dataset

Title: Using trade variety measures to identify technical change

Creators: Richard French, Vitalija Gaucaite Wittich

DOI: 10.15457/jdeveco_2008

Languages: English

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Format of Data: *.xls

Description: Motivated by growth models based on the variety of capital goods, recent empirical studies have established links between productivity and several trade-based measures of product variety, carrying the implication that these measures may represent technology. French and Gaucaite-Wittich (2009) study this implication by explicitely proposing the variety of capital goods available for production as a direct measure of the state of technology.

JEL Classification: F14; O33

Keywords: Product variety; Diffusion; Adoption; Technical change

Structured recordings: Richard Frensch ; Vitalija Gaucaite Wittich: Product variety and technical change. 2009. Journal of Development Economics, 88, 2, 242-257, ISSN: 0304-3878.

Citation: Frensch, Richard; Gaucaite Wittich, Vitalija (2015): Using trade variety measures to identify technical change. Version: 1. Institute for East and Southeast European Studies. Dataset.