International mobility of inventors and innovation: Empirical evidence from the collapse of the Soviet Union

Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Gabriele Pellegrino

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

Abstract

This paper assesses the extent to which the international migration of inventors affects innovation in the receiving country. Drawing on a novel database that maps the migratory patterns of inventors, we exploit the end of the Soviet Union and the consequent post-1992 influx of ex-Soviet inventors to the United States. Econometric analysis on a panel of U.S. cities and technological fields shows that the patenting activity of U.S. inventors increased significantly after the arrival of ex-Soviet Union inventors.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)111-450
Numero di pagine340
RivistaEconomics Letters
Volume234
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2024

Keywords

  • Geographic mobility, Innovation, Inventors, Patents

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