References list

3a Human capital and economic growth, productivity

Where possible, the list provides abstracts of the entries and links to the publication.
Initial list compiled by: Angel de la Fuente

This reference list contains three parts:

  • Introductory Reading
    Somebody who does not know this literature or wants to get an overview might want to start here.
  • Key References
    Some of the most important references in this literature, which may require some more knowledge of the field.
  • Further Reading
    Organized by date of publication.

Introductory Reading

  1. Barro, Robert (2001). Human Capital and Growth. In: American Economic Review 91(2) , 12-17 . Abstract. Link.

  2. Barro, Robert and Xavier Sala-i-Martin (2003). Economic Growth. Boston: MIT Press . Abstract. Link.

  3. Lucas, Robert E. (1990). Why Doesn't Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries?. In: American Economic Review 80(2) , 92-96 . Abstract. Link.

  4. Mankiw, Gregory, David Romer and David Weil (1992). A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth. In: Quartely Journal of Economics 107(2) , 407-437 . Abstract. Link.

  5. de la Fuente, Angel and Antonio Ciccone (2003). Human Capital and Growth in a Global and Knowledge-Based Economy. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities . Abstract. Link.

  6. de la Fuente, Angel and Rafael Doménech (2001). Schooling Data, Technological Diffusion and the Neoclassical Model. In: American Economic Review 91(2) , 323-327 . Abstract. Link.

Key references

  1. Almlund, Mathilde, Angela Lee Duckworth, James Heckman and Tim Kautz (2011). Personality Psychology and Economics. In: Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann (eds.). Handbook of the Economics of Education. Amsterdam: North Holland , 01-181 . Abstract. Link.

  2. Barro, Robert (1991). Economic Growth in a Cross Section of Countries. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics 106(2) , 407-443 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Bils, Mark and Peter Klenow (2000). Does Schooling Cause Growth?. In: American Economic Review 90(5) , 1160-1183 . Abstract. Link.

  4. Coulombe, Serge, Jean-François Tremblay and Sylvie Marchand (2004). Literacy Scores, Human Capital and Growth Across Fourteen OECD Countries. Ottawa: Statistics Canada . Abstract. Link.

  5. Hanushek, Eric A. and Dennis D. Kimko (2000). Schooling, Labor-Force Quality and the Growth of Nations. In: American Economic Review 90(5) , 1184-1208 . Abstract. Link.

  6. Patrinos, Harry A. and George Psacharopoulos (2013). The Income and Equity Loss of not Having a Faster Rate of Human Capital Accumulation. In: Lomborg, Bjørn (eds.). How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World? A Scorecard from 1900 to 2050. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 170--191 . Link.

  7. Romer, Paul (1990). Human Capital and Growth: Theory and Evidence. In: Carnegie-Rochester Conference Serie on Public Policy 32 , 251-286 . Abstract. Link.

  8. de la Fuente, Angel and Rafael Doménech (2006). Human Capital in Growth Regressions: How Much Difference Does Data Quality Make?. In: Journal of the European Economic Association 4(1) , 01-36 . Abstract. Link.

Further reading

  1. Benhabib, Jess and Mark Spiegel (1994). The Role of Human Capital in Economic Development: Evidence from Aggregate Cross-Country Data. In: Journal of Monetary Economics 34(2) , 143-173 . Abstract. Link.

  2. Galor, Oded (2011). Inequality, Human Capital Formation and the Process of Development. In: Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann (eds.). Handbook of the Economics of Education. Amsterdam: North-Holland , 441-493 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Griliches, Zvi (1988). Technology, Education and Productivity. Oxford: Basil Blackwell . Abstract.

  4. Hanushek, Eric A. and Ludger Woessmann (2011b). How Much Do Educational Outcomes Matter in OECD Countries?. In: Economic Policy 26(67) , 427-491 . Abstract. Link.

  5. Hanushek, Eric A. and Ludger Woessmann (2011a). The Economics of International Differences in Educational Achievement. In: Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann (eds.). Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 3. Amsterdam: North Holland , 89-200 . Abstract. Link.

  6. Hanushek, Eric A. and Ludger Woessmann (2008). The Role of Cognitive Skills in Economic Development. In: Journal of Economic Literature 46(3) , 607-668 . Abstract. Link.

  7. Nelson, Richard and Edmund Phelps (1966). Investment in Humans, Technological Diffusion and Economic Growth. In: American Economic Review 56(1-2) , 69-82 . Link.

  8. Patrinos, Harry A. and George Psacharopoulos (2011). Education - Past, Present and Future Global Challenges. Policy Research Working Paper 5616. Abstract. Link.

  9. Pritchett, Lant (2006). Does learning to add up add up? The returns to schooling in aggregate data. In: E. Hanushek and F. Welch. Handbook of the Economics of Education. Amsterdam: North-Holland , 635-695 . Abstract. Link.

  10. Temple, Jonathan (2001). Growth Effects of Education and Social Capital in the OECD. In: OECD Economic Studies 33(2) , 57-101 . Abstract. Link.

  11. de la Fuente, Angel (2011). Human capital and productivity. In: Nordic Economic Policy Review 2 , 103-132 . Abstract. Link.