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The role of human capital investments in the location decision of firms

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  • Matouschek, Niko
  • Robert-Nicoud, Frederic

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We explore the role of human capital investments in the location decisions of firms. We show that whether human capital investments act as a force for or against concentration depends on who is undertaking them and whether they are industry- or firm-specific. We also discuss the empirical predictions of our theoretical analysis.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Volume (Year): 35 (2005)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 570-583

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