High-Skilled Migration and Agglomeration

Year Published: Forthcoming

Author: Sari Pekkala Kerr, C. Ozden and C. Parsons.

Source: Annual Review of Economics

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.

 

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