Productivity Growth, Human Capital and Technology Spillovers: Nonparametric Evidence for EU Regions

Badinger, Harald; Egger, Peter H.; v. Ehrlich, Maximilian (2019). Productivity Growth, Human Capital and Technology Spillovers: Nonparametric Evidence for EU Regions. Oxford bulletin of economics and statistics, 81(4), pp. 768-779. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/obes.12285

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This paper assesses the strength of productivity spillovers nonparametrically in a data set of 12 industries and 231 NUTS2 regions in 17 European Union member countries between 1992 and 2006. It devotes particular attention to measuring the catching up through spillovers depending on the technology gap of a unit to the industry leader and the local human capital endowment. We find evidence of a nonlinear relationship between the technology gap to the leader as well as human capital and growth in logs. Spillovers are smallest for units with a medium‐high technology gap to the leader, especially for regions where human capital endowments are low.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics > Economic Policy and Regional Economics
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics > Public Economics
11 Centers of Competence > Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

UniBE Contributor:

v. Ehrlich, Maximilian

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0305-9049

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Melanie Moser

Date Deposited:

25 Jun 2019 15:14

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 16:59

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/obes.12285

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.127649

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/127649

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