High-Skilled Migration and Agglomeration

  title={High-Skilled Migration and Agglomeration},
  author={Sari Pekkala Kerr and William R. Kerr and Caglar Ozden and Christopher Parsons},
  journal={ERN: Human Capital (Topic)},
This article 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… 

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