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Human capital and economic growth in Spanish regions

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  • Miguel-Angel Martín
  • Agustín Herranz

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Modern economic growth theory has emphasized on the human capital effects on economic growth. In this case, the externalities from a better education could enhance economic growth process and facilitate the progress in different regional areas. The main objective of this paper is to analyze the effects of human capital on economic growth process by taking into account the case of Spanish regions. The authors examine whether a better education process and social capital can improve the economic growth process in such area and if it can explain the differences in per capita GDP existing in those regions. The paper uses data from Spanish Statistical Institute and from different institutes of the European Union. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2004

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  • Miguel-Angel Martín & Agustín Herranz, 2004. "Human capital and economic growth in Spanish regions," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 10(4), pages 257-264, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:iaecre:v:10:y:2004:i:4:p:257-264:10.1007/bf02295138
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02295138
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