If Technology Has Arrived Everywhere, Why has Income Diverged?


Diego Comin


April 14, 2014


Innovation for Growth and Shared Prosperity

Running Time:

22 minutes



Technology diffusion can help foster economic growth, however with varying success across countries. In this presentation, Diego Comin reviews patterns of technology diffusion in developed and developing countries, analyzes the causes for converging adoption lags, and discusses the great divergence in productivity. He then provides policy advice on how to remove barriers to technology adoption. 

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