Creativity and the positive reading of Baumol cost disease

  title={Creativity and the positive reading of Baumol cost disease},
  author={Sergio Sparviero and Paschal Preston},
  journal={The Service Industries Journal},
  pages={1903 - 1917}
This paper proposes a more positive and useful reading of cost disease. A case is presented for refocussing general attention from the characteristics of cost disease (i.e. widening production cost and price gap between the product of progressive and stagnant industries) to its sources. This is a useful exercise because the most important aspect of cost disease is a fundamental intuition: some types of labour provide particular contributions to various production processes that capital and new… 

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