Skills, innovation and economic growth
Key aims of the project are to improve understanding of
- which types of national education and training systems seem best suited to the development of productivity-enhancing intangible assets.
- the role of intangible capital in generating innovation and raising the economic performance of businesses.
- the economic effects of the unequal distribution of intangible assets across city regions
The research is being carried out with econometric panel methods using both firm-level and cross-country sector-level datasets.
This work is supported by the ESRC-funded Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES) in which NIESR is a partner together with the Institute of Education, University of London and the University of Southampton.