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Spatial Growth Volatility and Age-structured Human Capital Dynamics in Europe

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  • Mamata Parhi
  • Tapas Mishra

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In a semi-parametric spatial vector autoregressive setting this paper investigates the role of age-structured human capital on output comovements in Europe. Using the proportion of age-structured human capital growth and its degree of appropriations in output production as twin measures of distance, we find significant positive spatial growth volatility/persistence.

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Paper provided by Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg in its series Working Papers of BETA with number 2008-04.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Keywords: Spatial growth volatility; Non-linear growth; Age-structured human capital; Semi-parametric VAR.;

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