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
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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.