Input chains and industrialization

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Review of Economic Studies, 69 (3), 565-589, 2002
To cite or link this document: Ciccone, Antonio
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa 2000-11-01
dc.identifier.citation Review of Economic Studies, 69 (3), 565-589, 2002
dc.description.abstract A key aspect of industrialization is the adoption of increasing-returns-to-scale, industrial, technologies. Two other, well-documented aspects are that industrial technologies are adopted throughout intermediate-input chains and that they use intermediate inputs intensively relative to the technologies they replace. These features of industrial technologies combined imply that countries with access to similar technologies may have very different levels of industrialization and income, even if the degree of increasing returns to scale at the firm level is relatively small. Furthermore, a small improvement in the productivity of industrial technologies can trigger full-scale industrialization and a large increase in income.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 498
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dc.title Input chains and industrialization
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2016-06-04T02:50:31Z
dc.subject.keyword Macroeconomics and International Economics
dc.subject.keyword intermediate inputs
dc.subject.keyword input chains
dc.subject.keyword industrialization
dc.subject.keyword aggregate-income differences
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