Ralph Hippe

Ralph HippeRalph Hippe is Research Fellow at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). He has previously worked for the London School of Economics, and has been a consultant for the World Bank and a Visiting Researcher at IDDRI/Sciences Po Paris. He has also authored and co-authored various articles in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Journal of Economic Growth) and a book on education economics. His PhD thesis on human capital formation and economic growth gained him four dissertation awards.

Papers Published in World Economics:

The Knowledge Economy in Historical Perspective

The knowledge economy provides huge opportunities for economic growth and to become the cornerstone of future economic development by turning data into wisdom or human capital. Education, one aspect of the knowledge economy, exhibits a history divided into three stages: the apprenticeship era, the universal schooling era and the (future) life-long learning era. The spread of knowledge has accelerated owing to the different stages of knowledge production, in particular the printing press and now the internet.

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