All pages with keywords: human capital

Tenure security, human capital and soil conservation in an overlapping generation rural economy

Tenure security, human capital and soil conservation in an overlapping generation rural economy

a research article by Shaikh Eskander, Edward Barbier 6 February, 2017

We develop an overlapping generation model of rural agricultural households to examine whether tenure security and subsistence needs influence the choice between unexploited topsoil and investment in children’s human … read more »


Tales from the tails: Sector-level carbon intensity distribution

a working paper by Baran Doda 10 October, 2016

This study of 39 countries shows that business sectors that have low levels of carbon dioxide emissions per output are outpacing the general economy in terms of productivity growth, while increasing the number of jobs and skill levels. read more »


The human capital transition and the role of policy

The human capital transition and the role of policy

a working paper by Ralph Hippe, Roger Fouquet 17 March, 2015

Paper seeks to investigate how industrialised economies managed to achieve the transition from low to high levels of human capital, and goes on to identify lessons for green growth. read more »


Human capital and economic growth: theory and quantification

Human capital and economic growth: theory and quantification

a research article by Ralph Hippe 27 May, 2014

Hippe, R. 2014. Economies et sociétés, AF, v. 49, pp. 1233-1267.



Climate variability, child labour and schooling: evidence on the intensive and extensive margin

Climate variability, child labour and schooling: evidence on the intensive and extensive margin

a working paper by Jonathan Colmer 26 September, 2013

How does future income uncertainty affect child labour and human capital accumulation? Using a unique panel dataset, we examine the effect of changes in climate variability … read more »


Spatial clustering of human capital in the European regions

Spatial clustering of human capital in the European regions

a research article by Ralph Hippe 27 May, 2013

Hippe, R. 2013. Economies et sociétés, AF, v. 46, pp. 1077-1104.


Regional inequality in human capital formation in Europe 1790-1880

Regional inequality in human capital formation in Europe 1790-1880

a research article by Ralph Hippe 27 May, 2012

Hippe, R., and J. Baten. 2012. Scandinavian Economic History Review, v. 60, pp. 254-289 (article won a best-article prize of the SEHR).


How to measure human capital? The relationship between numeracy and literacy

How to measure human capital? The relationship between numeracy and literacy

a research article by Ralph Hippe 27 May, 2012

Economies et sociétés, AF, v. 45, pp. 1527-1554. 2012


The effects of natural disasters on human capital accumulation

The effects of natural disasters on human capital accumulation

a research article by Tom McDermott 20 February, 2012

In this paper I investigate the effects of disasters on human capital accumulation using an extensive panel dataset on natural disasters, covering 170 countries over a 25 year period … read more »