DP3875 The Role of Human Capital Investments in the Location Decisions of Firms
|Author(s):||Niko Matouschek, Frédéric Robert-Nicoud|
|Publication Date:||April 2003|
|Keyword(s):||firm location, human capital investment|
|JEL(s):||J41, R13, R30|
|Programme Areas:||International Trade and Regional Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=3875|
We explore the role of human capital investments in the location decisions of firms. We show that whether human capital investments act as a force for or against concentration depends on who is undertaking them and whether they are industry- or firm-specific. We also discuss the empirical predictions of our theoretical analysis.