(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Human capital and growth of information and communication technology-intensive industries : empirical evidence from open economies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, IRLANDE
  • Dept. of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin, IRLANDE


This paper examines the effect of human capital on the growth of information and communication technology (ICT)-intensive industries using data from a sample of open economies over the period 1980–1999. The econometric analysis suggests that value added and employment in ICT-intensive industries grew relatively faster in countries with a higher ex-ante human capital stock and in countries with a fast improvement in human capital. Further, in countries with fast human capital accumulation, labour productivity in ICT-intensive industries grew faster. The results are robust to controls for other determinants of industry growth and country characteristics affecting industry specialization and to using alternative human capital measures


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 47, no9 [pp. 1403-1424]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 tabl.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00343404.2010.529115

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2013
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 27864817 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo