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Title: Human capital spillovers, productivity and regional convergence in Spain (WP)
Author: Ramos Lobo, Raúl
Artís Ortuño, Manuel
Suriñach Caralt, Jordi
Keywords: Convergència (Economia)
Recursos humans
Contractació externa
Convergence (Economics)
Human capital
Contracting out
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR09/25]
Abstract: This paper analyses the differential impact of human capital, in terms of different levels of schooling, on regional productivity and convergence. The potential existence of geographical spillovers of human capital is also considered by applying spatial panel data techniques. The empirical analysis of Spanish provinces between 1980 and 2007 confirms the positive impact of human capital on regional productivity and convergence, but reveals no evidence of any positive geographical spillovers of human capital. In fact, in some specifications the spatial lag presented by tertiary studies has a negative effect on the variables under consideration.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2009, IR09/25
ISSN: 2014-1254
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