Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111865
Authors: 
Brenner, Thomas
Schlump, Charlotte
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers on Innovation and Space 02.10
Abstract: 
Universities and research institutes are seen as important drivers of the regional economy. Their impact on regional entrepreneurial and innovation activity is well documented. On the other hand, their influence on regional employment growth is less researched. This paper provides an extensive empirical analysis of the relationship between the education of university graduates and employees in research institutes and the growth of employment in a region. The analysis is done for nine industries separately. We find that university graduates have a significant influence on employment growth in several industries, while an influence of public research institutes is found only for a few industries. For most control variables the findings differ between manufacturing and service industries. Such a clear difference between the two types of industries is not found for university graduates and public research institutes.
Subjects: 
Universities
Research Institutes
Regional Employment Growth
JEL: 
H52
I2
J20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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