High-skilled migration and agglomeration

Sari Pekkala Kerr, William Kerr, Çaǧlar Özden, Christopher Parsons

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

41 Citations (Scopus)


This article reviews recent research regarding high-skilled migration. We adopt a data-driven perspective, bringing together and describing several ongoing research streams that range from the construction of global migration databases, to the legal codification of national policies regarding high-skilled migration, to the analysis of patent data regarding cross-border inventor movements. A common theme throughout this research is the importance of agglomeration economies for explaining high-skilled migration. We highlight some key recent findings and outline major gaps in the literature that we hope will be tackled in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-234
Number of pages34
JournalAnnual Review of Economics
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2017


Dive into the research topics of 'High-skilled migration and agglomeration'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this