Essays on Knowledge, Technology and Economic Growth

Essays on Knowledge, Technology and Economic Growth

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This thesis is motivated by the question, how does computer-related technological change affect the individual's incentive to acquire specialized knowledge? Specifically, will the impact of technological change be homogeneous for all workers regardless of their idiosyncratic characteristics such as educational attainments or occupation? If not, then how do the heterogeneous effects from advances in computer-related technology change the labor market? Based on the related theoretical frameworks from the literature, Chapter 2 focuses on the empirical implementations of heterogeneous impacts of information and communication technology on between-occupation wage differentials and within-group wage differentials, and Chapter 3 examines the impact of computerization on labor productivity and on demand shifts for different types of skilled, and software and communication equipment investment are regarded as communication technology. However, since the estimation results shown in Tables 2.2 and 2.3 indicate the impact of software and communicationanbsp;...

Title:Essays on Knowledge, Technology and Economic Growth
Author:Sung-min Kim
Publisher:ProQuest - 2009


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