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dc.contributor.authorHeuermann, Daniel F.
dc.description.abstractBridging the gap between the literatures on industrial change and human capital externalities we investigate the complementarity between aggregate regional education and job turnover. On the level of regional industries in Germany we find strong evidence for such complementarity. Thus, regional human capital turns out to be a crucial ingredient for productivity enhancing industrial change, while human capital externalities arise first and foremost in dynamic labor markets. On the firm level, we find human capital externalities to accrue predominantly to growing firms which benefit from sharing, matching, and learning externalities arising from a large supply of highly qualified workers in skilled, dynamic labor markets. Despite the joint impact of human capital and industrial change on productivity, we find only weak evidence that inter-industry differences the job turnover of highly qualified workers shape the geography of industry location across regions.en_US
dc.publisher|aUniversity of Trier, Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU) |cTrier
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIAAEG Discussion Paper Series |x02/2009
dc.subject.keywordHuman Capital Externalitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordJob Turnoveren_US
dc.subject.keywordIndustrial Changeen_US
dc.titleReinventing the skilled region: Human capital externalities and industrial changeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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