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Technological change, human capital update and growth policies


  • Fernando Pueyo


  • Marcos Sanso



This paper presents a model of growth driven simultaneously by innovation and human capital accumulation. Two different long-run equilibria are possible, according to whether or not workers’ skills are completely updated over time as knowledge expands. Skill gaps could arise as a consequence of poor education infrastructures, even in the efficient solution; in such circumstances, we find that whilst education policies are able to encourage growth, R&D policies are not. Otherwise, subsidizing education becomes ineffective for enhancing growth, although it could be necessary to avoid possible skill gaps originated by the R&D growth-enhancing policy. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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  • Fernando Pueyo & Marcos Sanso, 2004. "Technological change, human capital update and growth policies," Spanish Economic Review, Springer;Spanish Economic Association, vol. 7(1), pages 23-41, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:specre:v:7:y:2004:i:1:p:23-41 DOI: 10.1007/s10108-004-0093-3

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