Skill-Biased Technology Transfer Around the World

Posted: 12 Feb 2001

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Eli Berman

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Stephen J. Machin

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP); London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics

Abstract

In this paper we consider the extent to which skill-biased technological changes are transferring across international borders, thereby altering the skill structure of labour markets. Evidence of increased relative demand for skilled workers is uncovered in the manufacturing sectors of 37 high-, middle-, and low-income countries. Skill-biased technology transfer is central to the increased demand for skilled workers in middle-income countries. In low-income countries there is less evidence of such a mechanism operating.

JEL Classification: J24, O3

Suggested Citation

Berman, Eli and Machin, Stephen J., Skill-Biased Technology Transfer Around the World. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=254119

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