Quality-adjusted human capital and productivity growth
Rabiul Islam, MD.
Ang, James B.
Madsen, Jakob B.
Date of Issue2014
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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. (JEL I20, O30, O40)
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