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Local Human Capital and Productivity: An Analysis for the Spanish Regions

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  • Esteban Sanroma
  • Raul Ramos

Sanroma E. and Ramos R. (2007) Local human capital and productivity: an analysis for the Spanish regions, Regional Studies 41, 349-359. This paper examines the relationship between the stock of human capital and productivity in the Spanish regions (NUTS III), and assesses whether the transmission channel involves external economies. The empirical evidence points to a positive relationship between the two variables, although it cannot be explained in terms of the impact of exogenous local human capital external economies, but rather in terms of other demand factors. Sanroma E. et Ramos R. (2007) Le capital humain et la productivite locales: une analyse des regions d'Espagne, Regional Studies 41, 349-359. Cet article cherche a examiner le rapport entre le stock de capital humain et la productivite dans les regions d'Espagne (NUTS III) et a evaluer si, oui ou non, la chaine de transmission implique des economies externes. Les preuves empiriques indiquent un rapport etroit entre les deux variables, bien que l'on ne puisse pas l'expliquer en termes de l'impact des economies externes du capital humain local exogen, mais plutot en termes d'autres facteurs de demande. Economies externes Salaires Capital humain Marches du travail regionaux Sanroma E. und Ramos R. (2007) Lokales Humankapital und Produktivitat: eine Analyse fur die spanischen Regionen, Regional Studies 41, 349-359. In diesem Beitrag untersuchen wir das Verhaltnis zwischen dem Angebot an Humankapital und der Produktivitat in den spanischen Regionen (NUTS III) und untersuchen die Frage, ob an diesem Ubertragungskanal externe Okonomien beteiligt sind. Die empirischen Belege weisen auf eine positive Beziehung zwischen den beiden Variablen hin, die sich allerdings nicht durch die Auswirkung externer Okonomien mit exogenem lokalem Humankapital, sondern durch andere Nachfragefaktoren erklaren lasst. Externe Okonomien Lohne Humankapital Regionale Arbeitsmarkte Sanroma E. y Ramos R. (2007) Capital humano local y productividad: un analisis para las provincias espanolas. Regional Studies 41, 349-359. Este articulo analiza la relacion entre el nivel de capital humano de las provincias espanolas (NUTS III) y su productividad y examina si el canal de transmision son las economias externas. La evidencia empirica detecta una relacion positiva entre ambas variables, si bien dicha relacion no puede explicarse por el impacto de las economias externas generadas exogenamente por el capital humano, sino que debe atribuirse a otros factores de demanda. Economias externas Salarios Capital humano Mercados laborales regionales

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 41 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 349-359

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Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:41:y:2007:i:3:p:349-359
DOI: 10.1080/00343400701281865
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