Education and economic performance [Research Reviews]

Mark Blaug (1972), 'Educated Unemployment in Asia: A Contrast Between India and the Philippines', Philippine Economic Journal, 11 (1), September, 33-57 -- Barry R. Chiswick (2003), 'Jacob Mincer, Experience and the Distribution of Earnings', Review of Economics of the Household,...

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Main Author: Wolf, Alison
Other Authors: McNally, Sandra
Format: eBook
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2011
Series:Elgar research reviews in economics
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Summary:Mark Blaug (1972), 'Educated Unemployment in Asia: A Contrast Between India and the Philippines', Philippine Economic Journal, 11 (1), September, 33-57 -- Barry R. Chiswick (2003), 'Jacob Mincer, Experience and the Distribution of Earnings', Review of Economics of the Household, 1 (4), 343-61 -- Robert J. Barro and Jong-Wha Lee (1993), 'International Comparisons of Educational Attainment', Journal of Monetary Economics, 32 (3), 363-94 -- Robert J. Barro and Jong-Wha Lee (1994), 'Sources of Economic Growth', Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, 40, 1-46 -- Jacob Mincer (1984), 'Human Capital and Economic Growth', Economics of Education Review, 3 (3), 195-205 -- Alan B. Krueger and Mikael Lindahl (2001), 'Education for Growth: Why and for Whom?', Journal of Economic Literature, XXXIX (4), December, 1101-36 -- Alison Wolf (2004), 'Education and Economic Performance: Simplistic Theories and their Policy Consequences', Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 20 (2), 315-33
Maurin, E. and McNally, S. (2008), 'Vive la revolution! Long term returns of 1968 to the angry students', Journal of Labor Economics, 26 (1), 1-33. -- McIntosh, S. (2004), The Returns to Apprenticeship Training, CEP DP 622, London: CEP/LSE. -- McIntosh, S. (2007), A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Apprenticeships and Other Vocational Qualifications, RR 834, Sheffield: DES. -- Michaels, G., Natraj, A. and Van Reenan, J. (2010), Has ICT Polarised Skill Demand? Evidence from Eleven Countries over 25 Years, CEP DP 987, London: LSE
Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz (2007), 'Long-run Changes in the Wage Structure: Narrowing, Widening, Polarizing', Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2, 135-65 -- Daron Acemoglu (1999), 'Changes in Unemployment and Wage Inequality: An Alternative Theory and Some Evidence', American Economic Review, 89 (5), December, 1259-78 -- Saul Lach and Mark Schankerman (2008), 'Incentives and Invention in Universities', RAND Journal of Economics, 39 (2), Summer, 403-33 -- Ricardo Godoy, Dean S. Karlan, Shanti Rabindran and Tomás Huanca (2005), 'Do Modern Forms of Human Capital Matter in Primitive Economies? Comparative Evidence from Bolivia', Economics of Education Review, 24 (1), February, 45-53 -- Enrico Moretti (2004), 'Workers' Education, Spillovers, and Productivity: Evidence from Plant-level Production Functions', American Economic Review, 94 (3), June, 656-90 --
Lant Pritchett (2001), 'Where Has All the Education Gone?', World Bank Economic Review, 15 (3), 367-91 -- Anna Vignoles, Augustin De Coulon and Oscar Marcenaro-Gutierrez (2011), 'The Value of Basic Skills in the British Labour Market', Oxford Economic Papers, 63, 27-48 -- Colm Harmon and Ian Walker (1995), 'Estimates of the Economic Return to Schooling for the United Kingdom', American Economic Review, 85 (5), December, 1278-86 -- Richard Blundell, Lorraine Dearden and Barbara Sianesi (2005), 'Measuring the Returns to Education', in Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles (eds), What's the Good of Education? The Economics of Education in the UK, Chapter 7, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 117-45, references -- Dan A. Black and Jeffrey A. Smith (2006), 'Estimating the Returns to College Quality with Multiple Proxies for Quality', Journal of Labor Economics, 24 (3), 701-28 --
Goldin, C. and Katz, L.F. (2008), The Race Between Education and Technology, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. -- Goldthorpe, J. and Mills, C. (2008), 'Trends in intergenerational class mobility in modern Britain: evidence from national surveys, 1972-2005', National Institute Economic Review, 205 (1), July, 83-100. -- Green, A. (1990), Education and State Formation, London: Macmillan. -- Grubb, W.N. and Lazerson, M. (2004), The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. -- Keep, E., Mayhew, K. and Payne, J. (2006), 'From skills revolution to productivity miracle - not as easy as it sounds?', Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 22 (4), 539-59. -- Krueger, A. and Lindahl, M. (1999), 'Education for growth in Sweden and the World', Swedish Economic Policy Review, 6, 289-339. -- Leonhardt, D. (2009), 'The big fix', New York Times, 27 January. -- Marx, K. ([1847] 1955), The Poverty of Philosophy, London: Progress Publishers. --
Middleton, J. (1989), Vocational Education and Training: A Review of World Bank Investment, Washington, DC: World Bank. -- Mincer, Jacob (1958), 'Investment in Human Capital and Personal Income Distribution', Journal of Political Economy, 66 (4), 281-302. -- Mincer, J. (1974), Schooling, Experience and Earnings, New York: National Bureau of Education Research. -- North, D. (1990), Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. -- OECD (1964), The Residual Factor and Economic Growth, Study Group in the Economics of Education, Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. -- Psacharopoulos, G. (1995), The Profitability of Investment in Education: Concepts and Methods, Washington, DC: World Bank. -- Scott, M.F. (1998), A New View of Economic Growth, Oxford: Oxford University Press. --
Recommended readings (Machine generated): Acemoglu, D. (2003), 'Technology and inequality', NBER Reporter, Winter 2003, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. -- Atkinson, A.B. (2008), The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries, Oxford: Oxford University Press. -- Becker, G.S. (1964, 1975, 1993), Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis with Special Reference to Education, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. -- College Board (2008), Coming to our Senses: Education and the American Future, New York: College Board. -- Commission of the European Communities (2005), Common Actions for Growth and Employment: The Community Lisbon Programme, COM (2005) 330 20.7. 2005, Brussels: Commission of the European Communities. -- Finer, S.E. (1997), The History of Government, Oxford: Oxford University Press. -- Gibbons, S. and Machin, S. (2003), 'Valuing English primary schools', Journal of Urban Economics, 53, 197-219. --
Sharada Weir and John Knight (2004), 'Externality Effects of Education: Dynamics of the Adoption and Diffusion of an Innovation in Rural Ethiopia', Economic Development and Cultural Change, 53 (1), October, 93-113
Smith, A. (1776), An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, available at -- Wolf, A. (2002), Does Education Matter? Myths About Education and Economic Growth, London: Penguin. -- Wolf, A., Jenkins, A. and Vignoles, A. (2006), 'Certifying the workforce: economic imperative or failed social policy?', Journal of Education Policy, 21 (5), 535-66. -- Zucker, L.G., Darby, M.R. and Brewer, M.B. (1998), 'Intellectual human capital and the birth of US biotechnology enterprises', American Economic Review, 88 (1), 290-306. -- Edward F. Denison (1964), 'Measuring the Contribution of Education (and the Residual) to Economic Growth', in Study Group in the Economics of Education, The Residual Factor and Economic Growth, Paris, France: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 13-55 --
Stacy Berg Dale and Alan B. Krueger (2002), 'Estimating the Payoff to Attending a More Selective College: An Application of Selection on Observables and Unobservables', Quarterly Journal of Economics, 117 (4), November, 1491-527 -- Dirk Krueger and Krishna B. Kumar (2004), 'US-Europe Differences in Technology-driven Growth: Quantifying the Role of Education', Journal of Monetary Economics, 51 (1), January, 161-90 -- Ofer Malamud and Cristian Pop-Eleches (2010), 'General Education Versus Vocational Training: Evidence from an Economy in Transition', Review of Economics and Statistics, 92 (1), February, 43-60 -- Stephen Machin and John Van Reenen (1998), 'Technology and Changes in Skill Structure: Evidence from Seven OECD Countries', Quarterly Journal of Economics, 13 (4), November, 1215-44 -- Rachel Griffith, Stephen Redding and John Van Reenen (2004), 'Mapping the Two Faces of R&D: Productivity Growth in a Panel of OECD Industries', Review of Economics and Statistics, 86 (4), 883-95 --
Throughout the developed and developing worlds, education spending is seen as a key tool for government policy makers in the quest for economic growth. Promoting 'human capital' development is a prime objective for economic and education ministries. The seminal articles discussed in this essential research review include early classics which explain why education became central to productivity debates and more recent papers which elucidate the enormous controversies in this important field
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