economic growth; endogenous technical change; direction of technical change; biased technology
[en] This paper develops a static model of endogenous task-based technical progress
to study how factor scarcity induces technological progress and changes in factor
prices. The equilibrium technology is multi-dimensional and not strongly factorsaving
in the sense of Acemoglu (2010). Nevertheless, labour scarcity induces labour
productivity growth. There is a weak but no strong absolute equilibrium bias. This
model provides a plausible interpretation of the famous contention of Hicks (1932)
about the role of factor prices and factor endowments for induced innovations. It may
serve as a microfoundation for canonical macro-economic models. Moreover, it accommodates
features like endogenous factor supplies and a binding minimum wage.
Macroeconomics & monetary economics
Author, co-author :
Irmen, Andreas ; University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
External co-authors :
Endogenous Task-Based Technical Change - Factor Scarcity and Factor Prices
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Economics and Business Review
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