Quality-adjusted human capital and productivity growth

Rabiul Islam, Beng Jiunn Ang, Jakob Brochner Madsen

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This article examines the influence of quality-adjusted educational attainment on growth and tests whether it facilitates the transfer of technology developed at the frontier for a panel of 60 countries. Using outcomes of pathogen stress as instruments, the results show that quality-adjusted educational attainment and its interaction with distance to the frontier play important roles for growth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757 - 777
Number of pages21
JournalEconomic Inquiry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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