New Horizons in Regional Science series
Edited by Hans Westlund and Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Chapter 5: Does social capital contribute to regional economic growth? Swedish experiences
Since the 1980s a number of important theoretical advances have occurred in economics and the social sciences. This chapter takes the two perhaps most important of them – the endogenous growth theory and the theory of social capital – as its starting point. Both theories have induced a tremendous amount of literature but there are hardly any examples of attempts to integrate them, either theoretically or empirically.
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