Regional Divergence and Returns to Schooling

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IZA Seminar

Place: Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 9, 53113 Bonn

Date: 09.11.2004, 12:15 - 13:30


Presentation by 

Štepán Jurajda (CERGE-EI)


In this paper I use extensive spatial variation in end-of-communism local skill endowment to test for the presence of human capital spillovers and to understand the regional variation in returns to education in a transition country — the Czech Republic. The evidence is consistent with a tendency of skill-intensive production to locate in areas relatively abundant in skills, but I find no evidence for "increasing returns" from local concentration of human capital.

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