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|Title:||The elite brain drain |
|Authors:||Hunter, Rosalind S.|
Oswald, Andrew J.
Charlton, Bruce G.
|Issue Date:||2009 |
|Series/Report no.:||IZA discussion papers 4005|
|Abstract:||We collect data on the movement and productivity of elite scientists. Their mobility is remarkable: nearly half of the world's most-cited physicists work outside their country of birth. We show they migrate systematically towards nations with large R&D spending. Our study cannot adjudicate on whether migration improves scientists' productivity, but we find that movers and stayers have identical h-index citations scores. Immigrants in the UK and US now win Nobel Prizes proportionately less often than earlier. US residents' h-indexes are relatively high. We describe a framework where a key role is played by low mobility costs in the modern world.|
|Persistent Identifier of the first edition:||urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090304334|
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)|
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