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Productivity, R and D spillovers and educational attainment

Sena, V and Higon, DA (2014) 'Productivity, R and D spillovers and educational attainment.' Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 76 (1). 1 - 23. ISSN 0305-9049

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Economists have long agreed that the local availability of a more qualified workforce generates significant spillovers. This study suggests that these externalities may arise because plants by having access to a more qualified workforce at a regional level, can benefit more from R&D spillovers than those located in areas with less qualified workforce. This hypothesis is tested on a sample of British establishments drawn from the Annual Business Inquiry over the period 1997-2002. The main results are consistent with our expectations that the regional differences in the industry-level educational attainment of the workforce available to a plant will condition its capability of absorbing R&D spillovers. © 2012 The Department of Economics, University of Oxford and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jo Wiltshire
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 16:09
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2020 22:15

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