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Spanish Economic Review

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 23–41 | Cite as

Technological change, human capital update and growth policies

  • Fernando Pueyo
  • Marcos Sanso
Article

Abstract.

This paper presents a model of growth driven simultaneously by innovation and human capital accumulation. Two different long-run equilibria are possible, according to whether or not workers’ skills are completely updated over time as knowledge expands. Skill gaps could arise as a consequence of poor education infrastructures, even in the efficient solution; in such circumstances, we find that whilst education policies are able to encourage growth, R&D policies are not. Otherwise, subsidizing education becomes ineffective for enhancing growth, although it could be necessary to avoid possible skill gaps originated by the R&D growth-enhancing policy.

Keywords:

Innovation education skill gaps 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Análisis EconómicoUniversidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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