Inventor Migration and Knowledge Flows: A Two-Way Communication Channel ? - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Journal Articles Research Policy Year : 2020

Inventor Migration and Knowledge Flows: A Two-Way Communication Channel ?

Abstract

This paper documents the influence of networks of highly skilled migrants on the international diffusion of knowledge – particularly those with degrees and occupations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It investigates knowledge inflows to host countries brought in by skilled immigrants. It then explores knowledge feedback to home countries generated by these migrants. We test our hypotheses in a country-pair gravity model setting, for the period 1990–2010, using patent citations across countries to measure international knowledge diffusion. Our results confirm our hypotheses on the positive impact of skilled migrants on knowledge flows to host and home countries. However, the former are not robust to instrumental variables and country-pair fixed-effects, and only matter in certain contexts: when the sending countries are developing nations and for knowledge diffusion within the boundaries of multinationals.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
Twoway communication - preprint.pdf (1.49 Mo) Télécharger le fichier
Origin : Files produced by the author(s)

Dates and versions

hal-03097427 , version 1 (03-03-2021)
hal-03097427 , version 2 (04-03-2021)

Licence

Attribution

Identifiers

Cite

Ernest Miguelez, Claudia Noumedem Temgoua. Inventor Migration and Knowledge Flows: A Two-Way Communication Channel ?. Research Policy, 2020, 49 (9), ⟨10.1016/j.respol.2019.103914⟩. ⟨hal-03097427v2⟩

Collections

CNRS GRETHA ANR
74 View
304 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More