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

Badinger, Harald; Egger, Peter; von Ehrlich, Maximilian (October 2013). Productivity Growth, Human Capital, and Technology Spillovers: Nonparametric Evidence for EU Regions (CRED Research Paper 4). Bern: CRED - Center for Regional Economic Development

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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 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 non-(log-)linear relationship between the technology gap to the leader as well as human capital and growth. Spillovers are strongest for units with a small technology gap to the leader and with abundant human capital.

Item Type:

Working Paper

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

Series:

CRED Research Paper

Publisher:

CRED - Center for Regional Economic Development

Language:

English

Submitter:

Melanie Moser

Date Deposited:

28 Apr 2020 13:42

Last Modified:

28 Apr 2020 13:42

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.143546

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/143546

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