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Title:Human capital spillovers, productivity and regional convergence in Spain PDF Logo
Authors:Ramos, Raúl
Suriñach, Jordi
Artís, Manuel
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4579
Abstract:This paper analyses the differential impact of human capital, in terms of different levels of schooling, on regional productivity and convergence. The potential existence of geographical spillovers of human capital is also considered by applying spatial panel data techniques. The empirical analysis of Spanish provinces between 1980 and 2007 confirms the positive impact of human capital on regional productivity and convergence, but reveals no evidence of any positive geographical spillovers of human capital. In fact, in some specifications the spatial lag presented by tertiary studies has a negative effect on the variables under consideration.
Subjects:Regional convergence
productivity
human capital composition
geographical spillovers
JEL:O18
O47
R23
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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