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Technology Choice, Change of Trade Structure, and A Case of Hungarian Economy

Discussion Papers

No.139

by YOSHINO Hisao
March 2008

ABSTRACT

In the IT industry, there has been a remarkable increase in the demand for system LSI. A system LSI must be tailor-designed for each electrical appliance, and then produced. It is said that in recent years, this production method has made the IC cycle ambiguous. It can be sought that the choice of whether the economy pursues a development path centering on technology which is tradable or technology which is embodied in labor, depends on the historical background. In this paper, the economic background is explained in order to analyze and capture movements in the IT industry and technology. Then, an econometric model for Hungary has been constructed to estimate the effect of technological progress on the economy.

Keywords: Technology Choice, IT industry, Trade Structure, Econometric Model
JEL classification: O31, D24, E27

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