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Location Determinants of New Firms: Does Skill Level of Human Capital Really Matter?
Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria
Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Departament d'Economia; Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Centre de Recerca en Economia Industrial i Economia Pública
This paper is about the role played by stock of human capital on location decisions of new manufacturing plants. We analyse the effect of several skill levels (from basic school to PhD) on decisions about the location of plants in various industries and, therefore, of different technological levels. We also test whether spatial aggregation level biases the results and determine the most appropriate areas to be considered in analyses of these phenomena. Our main statistical source is the Register of Manufacturing Establishments of Catalonia (REIC), which has plant-level microdata on the locations of new manufacturing plants. Keywords: agglomeration economies, industrial location, human capital, count-data models, spatial econometrics.
2011
332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda
Localització industrial
Recursos humans
Anàlisi espacial (Estadística)
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Working Paper
1988 - 0812
Documents de treball del Departament d'Economia;2011-08
         

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