The Effects of International Mobility on European Researchers: Comparing Intra-EU and U.S. Mobility

28 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2014

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Linda Van Bouwel

KU Leuven - Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy, and Innovation

Reinhilde Veugelers

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Department of Applied Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: July , 2013

Abstract

Using survey data on European-born and European-educated researchers who are internationally mobile after their PhD within Europe or to the United States, we find positive reported effects from international mobility on a range of facets, including scientific productivity, research environment and career development. Researchers mobile to the United States consistently report stronger positive effects than their peers who are mobile within the EU. This apparent ‘U.S. premium’, however, is almost entirely due to selection.

Keywords: international mobility; research productivity; career development; EU-US

Suggested Citation

Van Bouwel, Linda and Veugelers, Reinhilde, The Effects of International Mobility on European Researchers: Comparing Intra-EU and U.S. Mobility (July , 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2381994 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2381994

Linda Van Bouwel (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy, and Innovation ( email )

Naamsestraat 69 bus 3500
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

Reinhilde Veugelers

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Department of Applied Economics ( email )

Leuven, B-3000
Belgium
+32 16 32 6908 (Phone)
+32 16 32 6732 (Fax)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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