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Is market potential robust in explaining regional educational levels in Europe?

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This article analyses the robustness of market potential as an explanatory variable of regional educational levels in the European Union. When included by its own, market potential is shown to be statistically significant and quantitatively important in explaining cross-region variation in educational levels. This finding is robust in controlling for a wide range of considerations, including other geographic and economic characteristics, showing that economic geography matters in determining educational attainment levels in Europe.

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  • Jesus Lopez-Rodriguez, 2007. "Is market potential robust in explaining regional educational levels in Europe?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(7), pages 489-492.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:14:y:2007:i:7:p:489-492
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850500461480
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    1. Enrique López-Bazo & Burhan Can Karahasan, 2011. "The Spatial Distribution of Human Capital: Can It Really Be Explained by Regional Differences in Market Access?," ERSA conference papers ersa11p1122, European Regional Science Association.

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