University Education, Public Research and Employment Growth in Regions â€“ An Empirical Study of Germany
AbstractUniversities and research institutes are seen as important drivers of the regional economy. Their impact on regional entrepreneurial and innovation activity is well documented. On the other hand, their influence on regional employment growth is less researched. This paper provides an extensive empirical analysis of the relationship between the education of university graduates and employees in research institutes and the growth of employment in a region. The analysis is done for nine industries separately. We find that university graduates have a significant influence on employment growth in several industries, while an influence of public research institutes is found only for a few industries. For most control variables the findings differ between manufacturing and service industries. Such a clear difference between the two types of industries is not found for university graduates and public research institutes.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography in its series Working Papers on Innovation and Space with number 2010-02.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
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Universities; Research Institutes; Regional Employment Growth;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
- J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-06-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2010-06-11 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EDU-2010-06-11 (Education)
- NEP-GEO-2010-06-11 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-IPR-2010-06-11 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-LAB-2010-06-11 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-SBM-2010-06-11 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-URE-2010-06-11 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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