Local human capital and productivity: An analysis for the Spanish regions
AbstractIn this paper, we examine the relationship between the stock of human capital and productivity in the Spanish regions (NUTS III), and assess whether the transmission channel involves external economies. The empirical evidence points to a positive relationship between the two variables, although it cannot be explained in terms of the impact of exogenous local human capital external economies, but rather in terms of other demand factors.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) in its series Working Papers with number 2006/1.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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External economies; Human capital; Regional labour market; Wages;
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- Esteban Sanroma & Raul Ramos, 2007. "Local Human Capital and Productivity: An Analysis for the Spanish Regions," Regional Studies, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 41(3), pages 349-359.
- Raul Ramos & Esteban Sanromá, 2001. "Local human capital and productivity: an analysis for the Spanish regions," ERSA conference papers ersa01p139, European Regional Science Association.
- D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
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