Human Capital and International Competitiveness in Europe, with Special Reference to Transition Economies

Arta Mulliqi, Nick Adnett, Mehtap Hisarciklilar, Artane Rizvanolli

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Abstract

This article 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 twenty-seven European economies over the period 1995–2010. In line with 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-563
Number of pages23
JournalEastern European Economics
Volume56
Issue number6
Early online date21 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Eastern European Economics on 21/08/18, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00128775.2018.1502612

Keywords

  • educational attainment
  • export market share
  • international competitiveness
  • quality of education
  • transition economies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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