Human Capital and the Future of Transition Economies. / Spagat, M.

2003. (Human Capital).

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  • M Spagat


Transition economies have an initial condition of high human capital relative to GDP per capita, giving them high growth potential. In the model, at a good equilibrium a large nuber of children of well-educated parents take advantage of their familybackgrounds and invest substantially in their own human capital. At a bad equilibrium, past educational achievements are wasted as children fail to build upon their parents' achievements. Policies and economic conditions can be decisive in determining the outcome. The model provides a basis for distinguishing development economics from transition economics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2003

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NameHuman Capital
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