The Determinants of Long-Run Inequality
Andrea Canidio ()
No 2012_10, CEU Working Papers from Department of Economics, Central European University
I explore the effect of skill-biased technological change on long-run inequality using a theoretical model where the supply of skilled and unskilled workers, the cost of education, and credit rationing are endogenous. I show that the existence of unequal steady states does not depend on the degree of technological skill bias, but on the credit market, the cost of education, altruism, and the overall growth rate of the economy. However, when unequal steady states exist, economies with a higher technological skill bias have a greater long-run inequality. Therefore, skill-bias technological change is a second-order determinant of long-run inequality: a higher technological skill bias is associated with greater long-run inequality only if long-run inequality exists; the existence of long-run inequality does not depend on skill bias.
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge and nep-lab
Date: 2012-03-20, Revised 2012-03-20
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.personal.ceu.hu/staff/repec/pdf/2012_10.pdf Full text (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ceu:econwp:2012_10
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in CEU Working Papers from Department of Economics, Central European University Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Anita Apor ().