Antoci, Angelo and Sabatini, Fabio and Sodini, Mauro (2010): The Solaria Syndrome: Social Capital in a Growing Hyper-technological Economy.
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We develop a dynamic model to analyze the sources and the evolution of social participation and social capital in a growing economy characterized by exogenous technical progress. Starting from the assumption that the well-being of agents basically depends on material and relational goods, we show that the best-case scenarios hold when technology and social capital both support just one of the two productions at the expenses of the other. However, trajectories are possible where technology and social interaction balance one another in fostering the growth of both the social and the private sector of the economy. Along such tracks, technology may play a crucial role in supporting a “socially sustainable” economic growth.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Solaria Syndrome: Social Capital in a Growing Hyper-technological Economy|
|Keywords:||Technology; economic growth; technical progress; relational goods; social participation; social interaction; social capital|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O41 - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A13 - Relation of Economics to Social Values
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
|Depositing User:||Fabio Sabatini|
|Date Deposited:||03. Mar 2010 18:24|
|Last Modified:||21. Feb 2013 16:52|
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