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Growth multiplier: How university expansion increases national income
Anna Valero and John Van Reenen
March 2016
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What impact do universities have on a country’s economy? Outlining the results of a study of universities across 78 countries, Anna Valero and John Van Reenen find that doubling the number of universities in a region increases that region’s income. They note that if the UK were to add one university to each region, national income would increase by about 0.7 per […]