Education and Economic Growth

25 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2006

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Geraint Johnes

Lancaster University - Lancaster University Management School; Lancaster University

Date Written: March 31, 2006


Contemporary views on the determinants of economic growth place education in centre stage. Yet the way in which education affects growth is not yet well understood. This paper begins by surveying the recent literature on the factors that affect growth, paying particular attention to education. It then proceeds to estimate a comprehensive model of growth, testing its robustness across regions of the world. Policy conclusions are drawn.

Keywords: growth, education, political economy

JEL Classification: F43, I20, O40, O57, P16

Suggested Citation

Johnes, Geraint, Education and Economic Growth (March 31, 2006). Available at SSRN: or

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