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Human capital spillovers, productivity and regional convergence in Spain

Raul Ramos (), Jordi Suriñach () and Manuel Artís

No XREAP2009-15, Working Papers from Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)

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.

Keywords: Regional convergence; productivity; human capital composition; geographical spillovers. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O18 O47 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2009-11, Revised 2009-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev, nep-eff, nep-geo, nep-hrm and nep-ure
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