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Estimating the Long-Term Economic Impacts of the Spanish Universities on the National Economy


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  • Jose M. Pastor


  • Carlos Peraita
  • Francisco Pérez


Universities are institutions whose activities have important economic and social impacts on their nearest surroundings. Most studies of the economic impact of universities analyze exclusively the impacts on the demand side, the effects on output, income and employment deriving from the universities' activity and their associated spending. This paper focuses on the universities' effects on the supply side of the economy, and analyzes the long term impacts of the universities on their local economy. Taking as a case study the Spanish University System, it proposes a methodology for estimating the effects of university activity on the Spanish economy in terms of its contribution to the increase of human capital, of salaries, of occupation, of technological capital and, finally, to the increase of income and the growth of the economy. These effects are quantitative important and their impact on Gross Domestic Product of Spain is non-negligible.

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Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa13p1347.

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Date of creation: Nov 2013
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Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa13p1347

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Keywords: Universities; long term economic impacts; human capital; technological cap-ital; economic growth;

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