Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67415
Authors: 
Apergis, Nicholas
Year of Publication: 
2009
Citation: 
[Journal:] The Open Economics Journal [ISSN:] 1874-9194 [Publisher:] Bentham Open [Place:] Sharjah [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2009 [Pages:] 80-86
Abstract: 
This paper assesses whether the linkages between R&D, human capital and productivity growth in a panel of EU manufacturing industries over the period 1980-2002 are affected by a critical level of human capital. To employ our data in an efficient manner, the study makes use of a dynamic threshold-based analysis, which determines endogenously the sample splitting procedure. The estimates indicate the presence of a threshold level based on the size-level of human capital. Countries with human capital levels above the threshold receive higher productivity growth benefits from higher R&D.
Subjects: 
productivity growth
R&D
Human capital
Threshold effects
Manufacturing industries
EU countries
Panel data
JEL: 
O40
L60
C23
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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