SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.10 número1The creation of health insurance market in Brazil: did the state play a key role? índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Revista de Economia Contemporânea

versión On-line ISSN 1980-5527


DUTRA, Marcus; PORCILE, Gabriel  y  MEIRELLES, Antonio J. A.. Wages and technology in a growth model with external constraints. Rev. econ. contemp. [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.1, pp. 187-205. ISSN 1980-5527.

The model formalizes a topic that the economic literature addresses with increasing frequency, namely that workers who have no access to adequate levels of education, health and motivation tend to learn more slowly and this in turn reduces the rate of innovation in products and processes in the firm. To the extent that international competitiveness increasingly relies on innovation and imitation of technology, a low level of human development will render lost opportunities for growth. Thus, the model assumes that - up to a certain critical level of the real wage - increases in real wages lead to a higher rate of growth consistent with balance-of-payments equilibrium, which makes compatible growth and income distribution even in contexts of external openness and intense international competition.

Palabras clave : economic growth; international competitiveness; technology and international trade.

        · resumen en Portugués     · texto en Portugués     · Portugués ( pdf epdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons