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Spatial growth volatility and age-structured human capital dynamics in Europe

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  • Parhi, Mamata
  • Mishra, Tapas

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We study dynamic output co-movements in Europe in a spatial setting where proportion of human capital and its appropriation pattern in production define distance among countries. Significant spatial output and shock correlations are found suggesting possible welfare-enhancing cross-country policy coordination.

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  • Parhi, Mamata & Mishra, Tapas, 2009. "Spatial growth volatility and age-structured human capital dynamics in Europe," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 102(3), pages 181-184, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:3:p:181-184
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    1. Claude Diebolt & Tapas Mishra & Bazoumana Ouattara & Mamata Parhi, 2013. "Democracy and Economic Growth in an Interdependent World," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 21(4), pages 733-749, September.

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    Keywords

    Spatial growth volatility Non-linear growth Age-structured human capital Semi-parametric VAR;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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