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Title: Geography of talent and regional differences in Spain
Author: Karahasan, Burhan Can
Kerimoglu, Ebru
Keywords: Economia regional
Política regional
Desequilibris regionals
Comunitats autònomes
Distribució (Teoria econòmica)
Regional economics
Economic zoning
Regional disparities
Autonomous communities
Distribution (Economic theory)
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Abstract: Tentative empirical evidence suggests that the agglomeration of talent contributes to regional development. However, given that talented people are not evenly distributed across regions, this paper seeks to determine how the concentration of talent affects patterns of regional development. Here, we empirically evaluate the effects of the distribution of talent on regional differences by means of a detailed analysis of the 17 Autonomous Communities of Spain between 1996 and 2004. We hypothesise that regions specialising in strategic sectors that are creative and which can be assumed to enjoy rapid growth in productivity will experience faster rates of development and, in turn, that this concentration of talent will have a positive impact on the region’s economic performance. Thus, we believe that this mechanism can explain the marked regional imbalances in Spain. Our findings confirm that regional differences, measured in terms of GDP per capita and by, - industrial and service- oriented production, are influenced by the Communities’ talent bases as determined by, educational attainment and employment in assumed to be strategic for regional development, inasmuch as these sectors provide economic specialization.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ub.edu/irea/working_papers/2011/201107.pdf
It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2011, IR11/007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/58510
ISSN: 2014-1254
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