(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Cognitive capital and islands of innovation : the Lucas growth model from a regional perspective

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CARAGLIU A. (1) ; NIJKAMP P. (2) ;
(1) Building Environment Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, ITALIE
(2) Dept. of Spatial Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, VU Univ., Amsterdam, PAYS-BAS


This article examines cognitive capital and islands of innovation from a European regional perspective. A growth model explaining the effect of human capital on regional wealth is presented. Empirical tests show that a higher endowment of cognitive capital generates increasing returns to knowledge, favouring the emergence of islands of innovation; also, regions with a high endowment of cognitive capital attract knowledge spillovers from neighbours


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 48, no4 [pp. 624-645]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 9 tabl.



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