Endogenously Biased Technical Progress and the Macroeconomic Structure of Employment and Wages

  • Winfried Vogt
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Abstract

This paper analyses the interaction between the changing structure of employment and wages, and a biased technical progress. The fact that there have been large changes in the macroeconomic structure of employment and wages has been widely documented.

Keywords

Income Expense OECD Berman Baumol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Winfried Vogt
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  1. 1.University of RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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