2015 | 16 | 2 | 159-169
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This paper seeks to investigate empirically the relationship between the enrolment at public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) and regional growth in Poland. Based on the panel data of 16 voivodeships for the period of 2000-2011, it is established that an increase in the number of students at both types of HEIs has a positive effect on the regional growth. Regardless of the specifications of the regression model, our results demonstrate, supporting the Nelson–Phelps hypothesis, that accumulation of human capital is one of the factors behind economic growth, with no differences detected between public and private HEIs.
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