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Title: The Spatial Distribution of Human Capital: Can It Really Be Explained by Regional Differences in Market Access?
Author: Karahasan, Burhan Can
López-Bazo, Enrique
Keywords: Economia regional
Política regional
Recursos humans
Geografia humana
Desequilibris regionals
Distribució (Teoria econòmica)
Regional economics
Economic zoning
Human capital
Human geography
Regional disparities
Distribution (Economic theory)
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR11/02]
Abstract: This paper tests the robustness of estimates of market access impact on regional variability in human capital, as previously derived in the NEG literature. Our hypothesis is that these estimates of the coefficient of market access, in fact, capture the effects of regional differences in the industrial mix and the spatial dependence in the distribution of human capital. Results for the Spanish provinces indicate that the estimated impact of market access vanishes and becomes non-significant once these two elements are included in the empirical analysis.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2011, IR11/02
ISSN: 2014-1254
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