High-Skilled Migration and Agglomeration
37 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2017
Date Written: December 14, 2016
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.
Keywords: migration, talent, diaspora, agglomeration
JEL Classification: F150, F220, J150, J310, J440, L140, L260, O310, O320, O330
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