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Migration and innovation : an analysis based on patent data

Abstract : This thesis investigates the migration of inventors by studying their contribution to the innovation at both destination and in their home country, after controlling for individual characteristics such as gender, education, experience, company mobility and others. In addition, we decompose the flows of migrants by entry channel in the destination country, such as the education channel, the multinational channel or when the inventors change of company and investigate the selection of migrants and the productivity gap between natives and migrants. Also, in the analysis, we decompose the cohort of entry in the destination country to compare the productivity differences among migrants themselves. Finally, we study whether return migrants are more productive than their non-migrants’ colleagues in origin countries, as a function of their experiences abroad.
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Julien Seaux. Migration and innovation : an analysis based on patent data. Economics and Finance. Université de Bordeaux; Università degli studi dell'Insubria (Varese, Italie), 2019. English. ⟨NNT : 2019BORD0318⟩. ⟨tel-02947964⟩

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