High-Skilled Migration and Agglomeration

37 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2016

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Sari Pekkala Kerr

Wellesley College

William Kerr

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Caglar Ozden

World Bank - Research Department

Christopher Robert Parsons

The University of Western Australia - Department of Economics

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Date Written: December 2016

Abstract

This paper reviews recent research regarding high-skilled migration. We adopt a data-driven perspective, bringing together and describing several ongoing research streams that range from the construction of global migration databases, to the legal codification of national policies regarding high-skilled migration, to the analysis of patent data regarding cross-border inventor movements. A common theme throughout this research is the importance of agglomeration economies for explaining high-skilled migration. We highlight some key recent findings and outline major gaps that we hope will be tackled in the near future.

Suggested Citation

Kerr, Sari Pekkala and Kerr, William R. and Özden, Çaglar and Parsons, Christopher Robert, High-Skilled Migration and Agglomeration (December 2016). NBER Working Paper No. w22926. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2883963

William R. Kerr

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
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United States

Çaglar Özden

World Bank - Research Department ( email )

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

HOME PAGE: http://econ.worldbank.org/staff/cozden

Christopher Robert Parsons

The University of Western Australia - Department of Economics ( email )

35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Western Australia 6009
Australia

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