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Human capital and international knowledge spillovers in TFP growth of a sample of developing countries: an exploration of alternative approaches

  • Hans-Jurgen Engelbrecht
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    This study tests and compares the two major approaches to the modelling of human capital in growth regressions, i.e. the Lucas and the Nelson-Phelps approach, in the context of developing country models with international knowledge spillovers. On balance, the results seem to favour the Nelson-Phelps approach. Using human capital stock variables instead of flow variables, a positive role for human capital in the absorption of international knowledge spillovers other than embodied R&D spillovers is confirmed. The results suggest the importance of distinguishing between different types of international knowledge spillovers, as well as between different human capital sub-categories.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 7 ()
    Pages: 831-841

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:34:y:2002:i:7:p:831-841
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