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Schooling, production structure and growth: An empirical analysis on Italian regions

Hirsch, Carina - Sulis, Giovanni (2008) Schooling, production structure and growth: An empirical analysis on Italian regions. Working Paper. CRENoS, Cagliari.

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This paper analyses the growth effects of high levels of human capital at the industry level. By favouring technology adoption, human-capital-intensive industries grow faster compared to less human-capital-intensive industries in economies that have higher levels of human capital. Using data for nine macro sectors of manufacturing industries in the twenty Italian regions, the results show positive and significant effects of human capital levels and accumulation on value added growth. This result is robust to a series of sensitivity checks such as measures of productivity growth and different indicators of human capital. This finding is particularly important for Italy, as it has always had a model of industrial specialization focused on the traditional sectors which have a low content of technology and human capital.

Item Type:Technical Report / Working Paper / Project Report (Working Paper)
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Centri > CRENoS Centro Ricerche Economiche Nord Sud
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/07 Economia aziendale
Uncontrolled Keywords:Growth, Human Capital, Technology Adoption, Regions, Sectors Italy
ID Code:393
Deposited On:03 Nov 2009 14:57

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