The external benefits of higher education

Kristinn Hermannsson, Katerina Lisenkova, Patrizio Lecca, Peter G McGregor, J Kim Swales

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Abstract

The private market benefits of education are widely studied at the micro level, although the magnitude of their macroeconomic impact is disputed. However, there are additional benefits of education, which are less well understood. In this paper the macroeconomic effects of external benefits of higher education are estimated using the "micro-to-macro" simulation approach. Two types of externalities are explored: technology spillovers and productivity spillovers in the labour market. These links are illustrated and the results suggest they could be very large. However, this is qualified by the dearth of microeconomic evidence, for which we hope to encourage further work.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1077-1088
Number of pages12
JournalRegional Studies
Volume51
Issue number7
Early online date11 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017

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Keywords

  • supply-side impact
  • higher education institutions
  • computable general equilibrium model
  • social and external benefits

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Hermannsson, Kristinn ; Lisenkova, Katerina ; Lecca, Patrizio ; McGregor, Peter G ; Swales, J Kim. / The external benefits of higher education. In: Regional Studies. 2017 ; Vol. 51, No. 7. pp. 1077-1088.
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