O33      Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
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2023-10-09 Automation and income inequality in Europe
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We study the effects of robot penetration on household income inequality in 14 European countries between 2006–2018, a period marked by the rapid adoption of industrial robots. We establish that, similarly to the United States, automation reduced relative hourly wages and employment of directly affected ...
2022-09-12 The Impact of ICT and Robots on Labour Market Outcomes of Demographic Groups in Europe
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We study the age- and gender-specific labour market effects of two key modern technologies – Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and robots – in 14 European countries between 2010-2018. To identify the causal effects of technology adoption, we utilize the variation of technology adoption between ...
2022-01-12 The impact of robots on labour market transitions in Europe.
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We study the effects of robot exposure on worker flows in 16 European countries between 1998-2017. Overall, we find small negative effects on job separations and small positive effects on job findings. Labour costs are shown to be a major driver of cross-country differences: the ...
2020-01-13 Short- and long-run dynamics of energy demand
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The timing of the response of CO2 emissions to a carbon tax depends crucially on the timing of response of energy demand of changes in energy prices. In this paper, we investigate the path of changing energy demand from the moment of a change in ...
2018-12-31 Green Innovation And Economic Growth In A North-South Model
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If one region of the world switches its research effort from dirty to clean technologies, will other regions follow? To investigate this question we built a North-South model that combines insights from directed technological change and quality ladder endogenous growth models. We allow researchers in ...
2018-09-19 A review of the offshore wind innovation system in Poland
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In recent years offshore wind has become one of the fastest growing forms of renewable energy technology worldwide. Nevertheless, there are still several markets with large potential for deployment. In this paper we assess the offshore wind innovation system in Poland. We apply the Technological ...
2018-01-22 Optimal RES differentiation under technological uncertainty
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Should Renewable Energy Sources (RES) auction systems support development of a wide range of different technologies or instead focus on supporting a select few? We review some of the approaches to RES technologies differentiation in relation to RES auction designs. Subsequently, we use an analytical ...
2018-01-18 Structural analysis of the offshore wind innovation system in Poland
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The paper is a the preliminary evaluation of the offshore wind innovation system in Poland. The analysis is based on the Technology Innovation System concept. The paper includes the two first steps of the procedure: the structural analysis and the technology stage of development analysis. ...
2015-11-28 Can endogenous technology choices explain wage inequality dynamics?
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The paper studies the dynamics of college wage premium across OECD countries. It reports that countries which experienced college wage premium growth higher than that of other countries also witnessed a higher growth of the skills supply ten years earlier. Regression results suggest that this ...
2009-05-31 Decomposing productivity growth in OECD countries: domestic R&D vs. international technology diffusion
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This paper decomposes productivity growth across highly developed OECD countries in the period 1972-2000 into components attributable to domestic R&D output, a catch-up effect, and international technology diffusion via imports of hi-tech products. Two alternative specifications of 'productivity growth' are considered: (i) increments of the ...
2008-11-14 Productivity Differences Across OECD Countries, 1970-2000 The World Technology Frontier Revisited
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We re-estimate the World Technology Frontier (WTF) non-parametrically, using the Data Envelopment Analysis method, with a dataset covering both OECD country-level and US state-level data on GDP per worker and the stocks of physical capital, unskilled labor and skilled labor. The WTF 2000 is found ...
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