(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Productivity and the density of human capital

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ABEL J.R. ; DEY I. ; GABE T.M. ;


The AA. estimate a model of urban productivity in which the agglomeration effect of density is enhanced by a metropolitan area's stock of human capital. Using new information on output per worker for U.S. metropolitan areas along with a measure of density that accounts for the spatial distribution of population, the AA. find that a doubling of density increases productivity by 2-4 percent. The elasticity of average labour productivity with respect with density increases with human capital. These patterns are pronounced in industries where the exchange of information and sharing of ideas are important parts of the production process


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of regional science / ISSN 0022-4146

Editor : Regional Science Research Institute, Amherst, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1958)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 52, no4 [pp. 562-586]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 5 tabl.



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