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Talent, technology and economic development in the Spanish Provinces


  • Casares, Pedro

    () (Universidad de Cantabria)

  • Coto-Millán, Pablo

    () (Universidad de Cantabria)

  • Inglada López de Sabando, Vicente

    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada II, Universidad Complutense)


The model proposed in this paper characterizes economic developmentas a three-phase process that involves: 1) non-market exogenous factors suchas territory, amenities, tolerance, diversity, artists and University, which attractand produce talent; 2) talent that leads to the production of innovation and technology;and, 3) the combination of exogenous factors with talent, innovation andtechnology, which generates economic production. The process basically consistsin that non-market exogenous factors such as territorial, cultural, institutional,regional factors together with diversity and University influence the productionand attraction of talent, which in turn influences the production of innovation and technology and, lastly, the right combination of the previous factors generateseconomic production.

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  • Casares, Pedro & Coto-Millán, Pablo & Inglada López de Sabando, Vicente, 2012. "Talent, technology and economic development in the Spanish Provinces," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 22, pages 57-80.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0020

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    creativity; technology; economic growth; Spanish Provinces;

    JEL classification:

    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • P25 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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