Schooling, Production Structure and Growth: An Empirical Analysis on Italian Regions
AbstractThis paper analyses the growth effects of high levels of human capital at the industry level. By favouring technology adoption, human-capital-intensive industries grow faster compared to less human-capital-intensive industries in economies that have higher levels of human capital. Using data for nine macro sectors of manufacturing industries in the twenty Italian regions, the results show positive and significant effects of human capital levels and accumulation on value added growth. This result is robust to a series of sensitivity checks such as measures of productivity growth and different indicators of human capital. This finding is particularly important for Italy, as it has always had a model of industrial specialization focused on the traditional sectors which have a low content of technology and human capital.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia in its series Working Paper CRENoS with number 200821.
Date of creation: 2008
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regions; italy; sectors; human capital; growth; technology adoption;
Other versions of this item:
- Hirsch Carina & Sulis Giovanni, 2009. "Schooling, Production Structure and Growth: An Empirical Analysis on Italian Regions," Rivista italiana degli economisti, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 3, pages 395-420.
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-02-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2009-02-07 (Education)
- NEP-EFF-2009-02-07 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-GEO-2009-02-07 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HRM-2009-02-07 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-TID-2009-02-07 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
- NEP-URE-2009-02-07 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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