DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scad039 ISSN:

A four-asset technology-based growth policy

Gregory Tassey
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Public Administration
  • Geography, Planning and Development


This paper presents the rationale for a four-asset growth policy model, which the US economy has executed only on a partial and intermittent basis over the past four decades. The need for such a model is driven by (1) growing global competition, (2) resulting slower gross domestic product and personal income growth, and (3) a consequent rise in income inequality. Without a more effective growth model to both broaden and deepen the role of technology, declining growth and its skewed distribution among income classes will perpetuate current social and political unrest. To achieve both broader and deeper technology-based growth across the economy, the proposed technology element model specifies the four major asset categories that characterize technology-based economic development, which combine to drive more effective growth policy analysis and development.

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