Séminaire programme ISI
GREThA - Université de Bordeaux
University of Turin
Mardi 10 octobre
GREThA - Salle F340
Migration and local innovation:
post-USSR inventors in Europe and Israel
Recent migratory shocks call for deep and structured investigations on both the beneﬁts and the shortcomings of such a phenomenon. Using patent records from the European Patent Oﬃce this paper documents the inﬂuence of Soviet inventors, who migrated to Europe and Israel after the collapse of the Soviet Union, on the patent production of local ones. Preliminary ﬁndings suggest the presence of a knowledge diﬀusion mechanism, although the eﬀect is lower for early migrants.