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Local human capital and productivity: An analysis for the Spanish regions

  • Raúl Ramos

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    (AQR; Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

  • Esteve Sanromà

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    (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

In this paper, we examine the relationship between the stock of human capital and productivity in the Spanish regions (NUTS III), and assess 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.

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Paper provided by Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) in its series Working Papers with number 2006/1.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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