Technological Mismatch : A Model of Internatioal Trade in Goods and Ideas

@inproceedings{Thomas2008TechnologicalM,
  title={Technological Mismatch : A Model of Internatioal Trade in Goods and Ideas},
  author={A W Thomas},
  year={2008}
}
I build a model of trade and technology di¤usion. The novelty of the model is to separate technology into two di¤erent pieces: the technology itself, and the implementation of this technology by a worker. Technological mismatch occurs when an idea is developed in a country but implemented in another country. In contrast with existing models of trade and technology di¤usion where di¤usion is typically a substitute for trade, I predict that di¤usion may enhance trade. Moreover, opening up an… CONTINUE READING

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