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Weightless machines and costless knowledge : an empirical analysis of trade and technology diffusion

Author: Giorgio Barba Navaretti; Isidro Soloaga; World Bank. Development Research Group. Trade.
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, Development Research Group, Trade, [2001]
Series: Policy research working papers, 2598.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Knowledge, lacking weight and other physical attributes and being intangible, is a hidden factor of production, making economies grow "weightless." But knowledge is also imbedded in technology. If, becaue of low productivity, poor countries keep buying low-technology machines, will they remain stuck in a low-technology, low-growth trap?
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Barba Navaretti, Giorgio, 1960-
Weightless machines and costless knowledge.
Washington, DC : World Bank, Development Research Group, Trade, [2001]
(OCoLC)647634535
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giorgio Barba Navaretti; Isidro Soloaga; World Bank. Development Research Group. Trade.
OCLC Number: 47016861
Notes: "May 2001."
Description: 29 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Policy research working papers, 2598.
Responsibility: by Giorgio Barba Navaretti and Isidro Soloaga.

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Knowledge, lacking weight and other physical attributes and being intangible, is a hidden factor of production, making economies grow "weightless." But knowledge is also imbedded in technology. If, becaue of low productivity, poor countries keep buying low-technology machines, will they remain stuck in a low-technology, low-growth trap?

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