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Education Growth: Some Disaggregate Evideence from the Italian Regions

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The relationship between education and growth is examined in a sample of Italian regions. The neoclassical and Schumpeterian approaches which emphasize education growth and stock respectively as determinants of output growth are tested against each other using disaggregate data on education and capital stock. The main results are that productivity growth is influenced by the stock of education rather than its rate of growth. Tertiary education which does not promote growth in the aggregate becomes a significant growth enhancing factor if its allocation among sectors with different TFP dynamics is taken into account. In general controlling for this allocation effect reinforces the effects of education on output growth.

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  • S. Lodde, 1999. "Education Growth: Some Disaggregate Evideence from the Italian Regions," Working Paper CRENoS 199911, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
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    1. M. Musumeci, 2000. "Innovazione tecnologica e beni culturali. Uno studio sulla situazione della Sicilia," Working Paper CRENoS 200008, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
    2. LR. Keller & E. Strazzera, 2000. "Examining predictive models among discounting models," Working Paper CRENoS 200005, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
    3. R. Naylor, 2001. "Industry profits and market size under bilateral oligopoly," Working Paper CRENoS 200108, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
    4. C. Antonelli & R. Marchionatti & S. Usai, 2000. "Productivity and External Knowledge: The Italian Case," Working Paper CRENoS 200009, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
    5. R. Naylor, 2001. "Firm profits and the number of firms under unionised oligopoly," Working Paper CRENoS 200109, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.

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