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dc.contributor.authorBahar, Dany
dc.contributor.authorChoudhury, Prithwiraj
dc.contributor.authorRapoport, Hillel
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-09T13:40:16Z
dc.date.issued2020-02
dc.identifier.citationBahar, Dany, Prithwiraj Choudhury, and Hillel Rapoport. “Migrant Inventors and the Technological Advantage of Nations.” CID Research Fellow and Graduate Student Working Paper Series 2020.124, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, February 2020.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37366847*
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the relationship between the presence of migrant inventors and the dynamics of innovation in the migrants’ receiving countries. We find that countries are 25 to 60 percent more likely to gain advantage in patenting in certain technologies given a twofold increase in the number of foreign inventors from other nations that specialize in those same technologies. For the average country in our sample, this number corresponds to only 25 inventors and a standard deviation of 135. We deal with endogeneity concerns by using historical migration networks to instrument for stocks of migrant inventors. Our results generalize the evidence of previous studies that show how migrant inventors "import" knowledge from their home countries, which translates into higher patenting in the receiving countries. We interpret these results as tangible evidence of migrants facilitating the technology-specific diffusion of knowledge across nations.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCenter for International Development at Harvard Universityen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/cid/publications/fellow-graduate-student-working-papersen_US
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dc.titleMigrant Investors and the Technological Advantage of Nationsen_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalCID Research Fellow and Graduate Student Working Paper Seriesen_US
dc.date.available2021-02-09T13:40:16Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedRapoport, Hillel
dash.contributor.affiliatedBahar, Dany


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