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Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Skills and qualifications of value in a wide range of occupations. This clearly applies to general skills such as literacy and numeracy. General human capital is contrasted with forms of...

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general human capital

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Skills and qualifications of value in a wide range of occupations. This clearly applies to general skills such as literacy and numeracy. General human capital is contrasted with forms of...

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general human capital

Edited by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 74 words.

Skills and qualifications of value in a wide range of occupations. This clearly applies to general skills such as literacy and numeracy. General human capital is contrasted with forms of...

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General human capital and employment adjustment in the Great Depression: apprentices and journeymen in UK engineering

Robert A. Hart.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics. 8075 words.

The relationship between training and firm-level employment adjustment given an unanticipated fall in product demand has been central to human capital theory. The most cataclysmic negative...

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general human capital

John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 73 words.

Skills and qualifications of value in a wide range of occupations. This clearly applies to general skills such as literacy

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general human capital

John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 74 words.

Skills and qualifications of value in a wide range of occupations. This clearly applies to general skills such as literacy

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General Equilibrium Returns to Human and Investment Capital under Moral Hazard

Christine A. Parlour and Johan Walden.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics. 15658 words.

We present a tractable general equilibrium model with multiple sectors in which firms offer workers incentive contracts and simultaneously raise capital in stock markets. Workers optimally...

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Human Capital as an Asset Class Implications from a General Equilibrium Model

Miguel Palacios.

in The Review of Financial Studies

April 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment. 16863 words.

This paper derives the value and risk of aggregate human capital in a stochastic equilibrium model with Duffie-Epstein preferences. A three-factor asset-pricing model is derived, where the...

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human capital

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The present discounted value of the additional productivity, over and above the product of unskilled labour, of people with skills and qualifications. Human capital may be acquired through...

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Corporate Tournaments, Human Capital Acquisition, and the Firm Size—Wage Relation

Jan Zábojník and Dan Bernhardt.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2001; p ublished online July 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics. 0 words.

This paper provides a possible explanation for the empirically observed size-wage effect and inter-industry wage differences. It develops a model in which incentives for workers to...

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Social Capital and the Generation of Human Capital*

Jay D. Teachman, Kathleen Paasch and Karen Carver.

in Social Forces

June 1997; p ublished online June 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Sciences. 0 words.

We make use of a large sample of data taken from the National Educational Longitudinal Survey, to examine the effects of various measures of financial, human and social capital on the...

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Looking to the Future

Peter D. Sherer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Human Resource Management. 10986 words.

This article examines how human capital is transferred across organizations in a population, by looking at the case of US corporate-law firms. Remarking on the lack of linkage between...

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An Overview of the Theoretical Framework

Giorgia Brunello, Pietro Garibaldi and Etienne Wasmer.

in Education and Training in Europe

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Economics. 11244 words.

Investments in human capital are central factors in economic performance and growth. When tastes and technologies are changing rapidly, human capital investments are important for...

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Africa's Exodus: Capital Flight and the Brain Drain as Portfolio Decisions

Paul Collier, Anke Hoeffler and Catherine Pattillo.

in Journal of African Economies

December 2004; p ublished online December 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

We build a data set on financial and human capital flight for 48 countries for the period 1970–98 and analyse capital flight as a portfolio choice. Financial capital flight is measured as...

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Death Penalty

Martin Scheinin.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public International Law; International Law; Law. 6002 words.

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Human Capital and Economic Growth

Andreas Savvides and Thanasis Stengos.

October 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. 256 pages.

This book provides an in-depth investigation of the link between human capital and economic growth. The book examines the determinants of economic growth through a historical overview of...

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Human Capital and Economic Growth: Nonlinear Specifications

in Human Capital and Economic Growth

October 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. 4987 words.

This chapter examines the human capital–growth relationship from a nonlinear perspective using the transition to the steady-state approach formalized by Mankiw, Romer, and Weil (MRW) and...

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The Quality of Governance: ‘Second-generation’ Civil Service Reform in Africa

Nadeem Ul Hague and Jahangir Aziz.

in Journal of African Economies

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

This paper argues that an important ingredient missing in the set of ‘second-generation’ reforms that has been advocated for Africa is the development of human capital in the public sector....

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How specific is apprenticeship training? Evidence from inter-firm and occupational mobility after graduation

Barbara Mueller and Jürg Schweri.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 9627 words.

Do apprenticeships convey mainly general or also firm- and occupation-specific human capital? Specific human capital may allow for specialization gains, but may also lead to allocative...

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Matching skills of individuals and firms along the career path

Elisabeth Bublitz.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 11771 words.

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Research since Gary Becker equated specific human capital with firm-specific human capital. This paper divides firm human capital into a specific and...

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Capitalism and the Rise of the Corporation Nation

Robert E. Wright.

in Capitalism Takes Command

February 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8702 words.

Corporations are a well-established and the most prevalent economic institution in America. Incorporation was an effective method for coordinating physical capital, human capital, and money...

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