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Human Capital Composition, Growth and Development in an R&D Endogenous Growth Model

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The effect of human capital composition on growth and development has been somewhat neglected in economic literature. However, evidence has suggested the importance of engineering and technical skills to economic growth and international organizations had suggested their shortage in developed countries. Using a standard increasing variety endogenous growth model, we propose various measures of this composition. We show that human capital composition matters to growth and development, that the decentralized equilibrium leads to less investment in high-techs than the optimum and that the tendency to under-invest in R&D is expanded when human capital composition

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  • Sequeira, Tiago Neves, 2003. "Human Capital Composition, Growth and Development in an R&D Endogenous Growth Model," FEUNL Working Paper Series wp434, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia.
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    1. Neves Sequeira Tiago & Reis Ana B, 2006. "Human Capital Composition, R&D and the Increasing Role of Services," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 6(1), pages 1-25, June.

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    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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