Appropriate Technology: Five Growth Puzzles Solved?

Posted: 26 Dec 1998

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Jonathan R.W. Temple

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Abstract

This paper is motivated by the idea of "appropriate technology" and its implications for economic growth. Consistent with a simple model, some evidence is presented that efficiency growth rates are positively correlated with capital-labour ratios across countries. It is argued that this correlation can help explain international TFP differences and some other findings of previous researchers, including five puzzles that have emerged from the empirical growth literature.

JEL Classification: O32, O4

Suggested Citation

Temple, Jonathan R.W., Appropriate Technology: Five Growth Puzzles Solved?. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=139557

Jonathan R.W. Temple (Contact Author)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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