nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2016‒10‒09
four papers chosen by
Laura Ştefănescu
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Knowledge bases, multi-scale interaction and transformation of the Vienna medical cluster By Franz Tödtling; Tanja Sinozic; Alexander Auer
  2. Managing the Knowledge Commons: Interview with Carlo Vercellone - By Carlo Vercellone
  3. Increasing Returns in a Model With Creative and Physical Capital: Does a Balanced Growth Path Exist? By Batabyal, Amitrajeet
  4. School Autonomy, Education Quality and Development: an Instrumental Variable Approach By Nicolas Contreras

  1. By: Franz Tödtling; Tanja Sinozic; Alexander Auer
    Date: 2016
  2. By: Carlo Vercellone (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    Abstract: Interview with Dr. Carlo Vercellone, one of the leading theorists of cognitive capitalism and economist at the CNRS Lab of The Sorbonne Economic Centre (Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, CES).
    Keywords: commons, knowledge based economy, Common property, cognitive capitalism
    Date: 2015–06–16
  3. By: Batabyal, Amitrajeet
    Abstract: In this note we study aspects of economic growth in a region that produces a final consumption good with creative and physical capital. This consumption good is manufactured with a production function that exhibits increasing returns to scale. Our analysis leads to three results. First, we compute the growth rate of creative capital in our regional economy. Second, we show that despite the presence of increasing returns, the regional economy under study converges to a balanced growth path (BGP). Finally, we compute the growth rates of physical capital and output on the BGP.
    Keywords: Balanced Growth Path, Creative Capital, Creative Region, Economic Growth, Increasing Returns
    JEL: D20 R11
    Date: 2016–06–05
  4. By: Nicolas Contreras (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris School of Economics)
    Abstract: In this paper, I manly seek to test the robustness of Hanushek et al.'s (2013) hypothesis, according to which the impact of autonomy in terms of learning outcomes differs across levels of development, being positive for developed countries but not for developing countries. I do so by constructing a school-level measure of autonomy, which I instrument using the distinction between de jure and de facto autonomy, as laid out by Gunnarsson et al. (2009). I also follow them in differentiating between parents participation and school autonomy, thus providing an explanation to their results, in line with the conceptual framework of Hanushek et al. (2013).
    Abstract: Dans ce papier, je cherche principalement à tester la robustesse de l'hypothèse d'Hanushek et al. (2013), selon laquelle l'impact de l'autonomie des écoles en termes d'apprentissage diffère en fonction du niveau de développement, étant positif pour les pays développés mais pas pour les pays en développement. Pour ce faire, je construis une mesure de l'autonomie à l'échelle des écoles que j'instrumente en utilisant la distinction entre autonomie de jure et autonomie de facto, telle que présentée par Gunnarsson et al. (2009). Je suis également ces derniers en différenciant entre la participation des parents et l'autonomie des écoles, procurant ainsi une explication à leurs résultats en accord avec le cadre conceptuel d'Hanushek et al. (2013).
    Keywords: instrumental variable,school autonomy,parental participation,PISA,education quality,developing countries,panel estimation
    Date: 2015–02

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