Does productivity fall after the adoption of new technology? Público Deposited

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  • 1998-09
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  • A number of theoretical models of technology adoption have been proposed that emphasize technological switching, loss of expertise and subsequent technology-specific learning. These models imply that measured productivity may initially fall and then later rise after the adoption of a new technology. This paper investigates whether or not this implication is a feature of plant-level data from the Colombian manufacturing sector. We regress measures of productivity growth at the plant level on a plant-specific measure of technology adoption and its lagged values. We find that...

Subject (JEL) Palabra Clave Date Modified
  • 08/22/2018
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  • Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department.
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