Human capital and international competitiveness in Europe, with special reference to transition economies

Mulliqi, Arta, Adnett, Nick, Hisarciklilar, Mehtap and Rizvanolli, Artane (2018) Human capital and international competitiveness in Europe, with special reference to transition economies. Eastern European Economics, 56 (6). pp. 541-563. ISSN 0012-8775

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Abstract

This paper assesses the impact of human capital endowments on international competitiveness in Europe, with special reference to transition economies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The analysis uses longitudinal data for 27 European economies over the period 1995-2010. In line with the orthodox theory, a positive relationship is found between the labor force’s level of educational attainment and competitiveness. While in the European Economic Area (EEA17) tertiary education is the only significant education-based determinant of the export market share, in CEECs both the shares of the workforce with secondary and tertiary education are significant with the former having a greater impact. Some evidence is found for the hypothesized impact of the quality of education.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: International competitiveness, export market share, educational attainment, quality of education, transition economies
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Depositing User: Mehtap Hisarciklilar
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 15:04
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 12:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79032

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