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Technology, Human Capital and Growth

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  • Johannes Fedderke

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    (ERSA, University of Cape Town)

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The paper examines whether endogenous growth processes can be found in middle income country contexts. Estimation proceeds by means of dynamic heterogeneous panel analysis. Empirical evidence finds in favour of positive impacts on total factor productivty growth by Schumpeterian innovative activity. A crucial finding is that it is the quality of human capital rather than the quantity of human capital that is important for TFP growth. We also find that human capital is both influenced by, and determines the institutions of society that serve to determine the long run productivity of all factors of production.

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Paper provided by Economic Research Southern Africa in its series Working Papers with number 27.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:rza:wpaper:27

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  1. Cheteni, Priviledge, 2013. "Transport Infrastructure Investment and Transport Sector Productivity on Economic Growth in South Africa (1975-2011)," MPRA Paper 53175, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 18 Jul 2013.
  2. Jørn Rattsø & Hildegunn E. Stokke, 2009. "Trade barriers to growth in South Africa: Endogenous investment-productivity-trade interaction," DEGIT Conference Papers, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade c014_010, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
  3. Johannes Fedderke & Yongcheol Shin, 2004. "Trade, Technology and Wage Inequality in the South African Manufacturing Sectors," ESE Discussion Papers, Edinburgh School of Economics, University of Edinburgh 106, Edinburgh School of Economics, University of Edinburgh.
  4. Johannes Fedderke & A.T. Romm, 2004. "Growth Impact and Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment into South Africa, 1956-2003," Working Papers, Economic Research Southern Africa 12, Economic Research Southern Africa.
  5. Fedderke, Johannes W. & Bogetic & Zeljko, 2006. "Infrastructure and growth in South Africa : direct and indirect productivity impacts of 19 infrastructure measures," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3989, The World Bank.
  6. Zeljko Bogetic & Johannes Fedderke, 2005. "Infrastructure and Growth in South Africa: Benchmarking, Productivity and Investment Needs, paper presented at Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) Conference, Durban, 9/7-9/2005," Public Economics, EconWPA 0510006, EconWPA.
  7. Joern Rattsoe & Hildegunn Ekroll Stokke, 2009. "Wage inequality, comparative advantage and skill biased technical change in South Africa," Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 9909, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
  8. Rulof P. Burger & Francis J. Teal, 2014. "The effect of schooling on worker productivity: evidence from a South African industry panel," CSAE Working Paper Series 2014-10, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
  9. Sangaralingam Ramesh, 2008. "China's Transition to a Knowledge Economy," Working Papers, Department of Economics, SOAS, University of London, UK 161, Department of Economics, SOAS, University of London, UK.
  10. Sangaralingam Ramesh, 2013. "China’s Transition to a Knowledge Economy," Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer, Springer, vol. 4(4), pages 473-491, December.
  11. Edwards, Lawrence J & Garlick, Robert, 2008. "Trade flows and the exchange rate in South Africa," MPRA Paper 36666, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  12. Ewert P. J. Kleynhans & Johannes Riaan Labuschagne, 2012. "Human Capital Constraints in South Africa: A Firm-Level Analysis," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 10(1 (Spring), pages 69-86.

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