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Appropriate technology

Updated June 2009. Thanks to Claudiney M. Pereira for his suggestions.

Introductory reading

Acemoglu, Daron (2001). Directed technical change. NBER working paper no. 8287.

Atkinson, Anthony B. and Stiglitz, Joseph E. (1969). A new view of technological change. Economic Journal, 573-578.

Basu, Susanto and Weil, David N. (1998). Appropriate technology and growth. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 113(4), 1025-1054.

David, Paul (1975). Technical choice, innovation and economic growth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. (1987). Learning to learn, localized learning, and technological progress. In P. Dasgupta and P. Stoneman (eds.) Economic policy and technological performance. Cambridge University Press.

Verspagen, B. (1990). Localized technological change, factor substitution and the productivity slowdown. In C. Freeman and L. Soete (eds.) New explorations in the economics of technical change. Pinter, 193-211.

Zeira, Joseph (1998). Workers, machines, and economic growth. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 113(4), 1091-1117.

Further reading

Acemoglu, Daron and Zilibotti, Fabrizio (2001). Productivity differences. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 116(2), 563-606.

Broadberry, S. N. (1994). Technological leadership and productivity leadership in manufacturing since the Industrial Revolution: implications for the convergence debate. Economic Journal, 104, 291-302.

Diwan, I. and Rodrik, D. (1991). Patents, appropriate technology, and North-South trade. Journal of International Economics, 30, 27-47.

Eicher, Theo S. (1999). Training, adverse selection and appropriate technology: development and growth in a small open economy. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, April, 23(5-6), 727-746.

Hausmann, Ricardo and Rodrik, Dani (2003). Economic Development as Self-Discovery. Journal of Development Economics, Special Issue Dec, 72(2), 603-33.

Lapan, Harvey (1975). The possibility of reversing the trade pattern with internationally-diffused localized technical progress. Journal of International Economics, 5(3), August, 289-298.

Lapan, Harvey and Bardhan, Pranab (1973). Localized technical progress and transfer of technology and economic development. Journal of Economic Theory, 6, 585-595.

Los, Bart and Timmer, Marcel P. (2005). The ‘Appropriate Technology’ Explanation of Productivity Growth Differentials: An Empirical Approach. Journal of Development Economics, August, 77(2), 517-31.

Miyagiwa, Kaz (1988). International transfer of localized technology and factor income in the Ricardo-Viner trade model. Canadian Journal of Economics, 4, 736-746.

Mukand, Sharun W. and Rodrik, Dani (2005). In Search of the Holy Grail: Policy Convergence, Experimentation, and Economic Performance. American-Economic-Review, March, 95(1), 374-83.

Ngai, L. Rachel (2004). Barriers and the Transition to Modern Growth. Journal of Monetary Economics, October, 51(7), 1353-83.

Perez, Fidel (2000). The adoption and adaptation of externally originated ideas. Spanish Economic Review, forthcoming.

Van Marrewijck, Charles, Casper G. De Vries and Cees Withagen (1992). Optimal localized production experience and schooling. International Economic Review, 33(1), 91-110.

von Tunzelmann, G. N. (2000). Technology Generation, Technology Use and Economic Growth. European Review of Economic History, August, 4(2), 121-46.

Xu, Bin (2000). Multinational Enterprises, Technology Diffusion, and Host Country Productivity Growth. Journal of Development Economics, August, 62(2), 477-93.

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