Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/61510
Title: Human capital spillovers, productivity and regional convergence in Spain (WP)
Author: Ramos Lobo, Raúl
Artís Ortuño, Manuel
Suriñach Caralt, Jordi
Keywords: Convergència (Economia)
Productivitat
Recursos humans
Contractació externa
Convergence (Economics)
Productivity
Human capital
Contracting out
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
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.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ub.edu/irea/working_papers/2009/200925.pdf
It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2009, IR09/025
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/61510
ISSN: 2014-1254
Appears in Collections:Documents de treball (Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública (IREA))
Documents de treball / Informes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
IR09-025_Ramos.pdf101.02 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons