Giovanni Dosi, Marcelo C. Pereira, Andrea Roventini and Maria Enrica Virgillito

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Technological paradigms, labour creation and destruction in a multi-sector agent-based model

This paper presents an agent-based model (ABM) of endogenous arrival of technological paradigms and new sectors entailing different patterns of labour creation and destruction, as well as of consumption dynamics. The model, building on the labour-augmented K+S ABM, addresses the long-term patterns of labour demand emerging from heterogeneous forms of technical change. It provides a […]

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Back to the past: the historical roots of labour-saving automation

This paper, relying on a still relatively unexplored long-term dataset on U.S. patent- ing activity, provides empirical evidence on the history of labour-saving innovations back to early 19th century. The identification of mechanisation/automation heuristics, retrieved via textual content analysis on current robotic technologies by Montobbio et al. (2020), allows to focus on a limited set […]

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Gains from trade or from catching-up? Value creation and distribution in the era of China’s WTO accession

In this article we focus on the role of exports in Chinese economic development in the era of WTO accession. We address a series of different, although connected, questions. First, do Chinese exporting and non-exporting firms differ in terms of their productivity performance and paid wages? Second, to what extent exporting and non-exporting firms have […]

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A multi-scale model of virus pandemic: Heterogeneous interactive entities in a globally connected world

This paper is devoted to the multidisciplinary modelling of a pandemic initiated by an aggressive virus, specifically the so-called SARS–CoV–2 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, corona virus n.2. The study is developed within a multiscale framework accounting for the interaction of different spatial scales, from the small scale of the virus itself and cells, to the […]

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Unequal societies in usual times, unjust societies in pandemic ones

The explosion of the pandemic has been optimistically considered as the “last straw that breaks the camel’s back”. At the time of writing, after three months since its outburst, we can hardly find any sign of a “broken camel”: indeed, it could have been the opportunity to collectively question the current regime of production and […]

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Varieties of deindustrialization and patterns of diversification: why microchips are not potato chips

Contrarilytothenotionofanaturaltendencyofdeindustrialization,thispaper,documentingtheex- istence of a variety of patterns of deindustrialization, performs a cross-country, long-term analysis. Looking at industrial sectors and their technological characteristics, categorised on the ground of the Pavitt (1984) taxonomy, we do find a markedly uneven process of deindustrialization with Science Based and Specialised Suppliers not presenting any inverted U-shaped pattern, neither in employment […]

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Whither the evolution of the contemporary social fabric? New technologies, old socio-economic trends and the crucial role of policies

The first GROWINPRO policy report builds on a broad diagnostic of the current major trends in international growth, employment, income distribution in their interactions with the patterns of technological change that we could term ‘intelligent automation’.   Whither the evolution of the contemporary social fabric? New technologies, old socio-economic trends and the crucial role of […]

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From particles to firms: a kinetic model of climbing up evolutionary landscapes

This paper represents the first attempt to bridge the evolutionary theory in economics and the theory of active particles in mathematics. It seeks to present a kinetic model for an evolutionary formalization of socio-economic systems. The derived new mathematical formulation intends to formalize the processes of learning and selection as the two fundamental drivers of […]

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