Course literature

Below you’ll find the preliminary literature list for the course Models of Technological Change. You should have access to the articles through the Utrecht University library

Lecture 1:

[1] Lave, C.A.and J.G. March. An introduction to models in the social sciences. University Press of America, 1993. Chapter 1: What are we up to?

[2] Lave, C.A.and J.G. March. An introduction to models in the social sciences. University Press ofAmerica, 1993. Chapter 2: An introduction to speculation.

Lecture 1 and 2:

[1] Lave, C.A. and J.G. March. An introduction to models in the social sciences. University Press of America, 1993. Chapter 1: What are we up to?

[2] Lave, C.A. and J.G. March. An introduction to models in the social sciences. University Press of America, 1993. Chapter 2: An introduction to speculation.

[3] Bass, F.M. A New Product Growth for Model Consumer Durables. Management Science, 50(12):1825-1832, 2004 (first version 1969)

[4] Fisher, J.C. and R.H. Pry, A simple substitution model of technological change, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 3:75-88, 1971–1972

Lecture 3:

[5] J. McNerney, J.D. Farmer, S. Redner, and J.E. Trancik. Role of design complexity in technology improvementPNAS 108(22):9008-9013

[6] OECD/IEA (2000). Experience curves for energy technology policy.

Lecture 4:

[7] Dosi, G. Technological paradigms and technological trajectories: A suggested interpretation of the determinants and directions of technical change. Research policy 11:147-162, 1982.

[8] Silverberg, G and B. Verspagen. A percolation model of innovation in complex technology spacesJournal of Economic Dynamics and Control 29:225-244, 2005

[9] Adner, R., Levinthal, D. Demand heterogeneity and technology evolution: Implications for product and process innovation. (2001) Management Science, 47 (5), pp. 611-628

Lecture 5:

[10] Arthur, W.B. Competing Technologies, Increasing Returns, and Lock-In by Historical EventsThe Economic Journal, 99(394): 116-131, 1989.

[11] Saviotti, P.P. A. Pyka. Economic development by the creation of new sectors. Journal of  Evolutionary Economics 14:1–35, 2004.