High-Skilled Migration and Agglomeration

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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 14, 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.

Keywords: migration, talent, diaspora, agglomeration

JEL Classification: F150, F220, J150, J310, J440, L140, L260, O310, O320, O330

Suggested Citation

Kerr, Sari Pekkala and Kerr, William R. and Özden, Çaglar and Parsons, Christopher Robert, High-Skilled Migration and Agglomeration (December 14, 2016). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6241. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2906224

Sari Pekkala Kerr

Wellesley College ( email )

William R. Kerr (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
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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