Revised and Extended Second Edition
Edited by Roberta Capello and Peter Nijkamp
Chapter 8: Human capital and regional development
This chapter aims at showcasing to a broad audience how the concept of human capital can add to our understanding of regional economic growth and development. It begins with a review of the concept of human capital in mainstream economics. This is followed by a discussion of the regional aspects of the relationship between human capital and growth, focusing on the drivers and consequences of the interregional mobility of human capital. After that, the chapter elaborates on the key issue of the endogenous concentration of skilled human capital in cities and how this concentration is strongly associated with regional differences in productivity growth. It then focuses on the limitations of the traditional conceptualizations of human capital. The chapter concludes with a critical review of some of the remaining grey areas in our knowledge about the role of human capital for regional growth, drawing some implications for future research, policy and practice.
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