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High-Skilled Migration and Agglomeration

Sari Pekkala Kerr (), William Kerr (), Caglar Özden and Christopher Parsons

No 6241, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo Group Munich

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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F15 F22 J15 J31 J44 L14 L26 O31 O32 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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