Human Capital Spillovers, Productivity and Regional Convergence in Spain
University of Barcelona - AQR; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
affiliation not provided to SSRN
November 1, 2009
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: Regional convergence, productivity, human capital composition, geographical spillovers
JEL Classification: O18, O47, R23working papers series
Date posted: May 3, 2011
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