WICK#6: PhD Workshop in Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge
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WICK#6: PhD Workshop in Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge

Ernest Miguelez, PI of the TKC project, recently as one of the keynote speakers of the “PhD Workshop in Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge“, at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, in Turin (9-10 January 2019).

Highly skilled workers play a central role in both today’s knowledge economy and cross-country labour mobility. The number of international migrants with a tertiary degree has more than doubled from 1990 to 2010, with a percentage increase triple that of low-skill migrants. This migration contributes to knowledge creation in destination countries, as well as to knowledge diffusion worldwide. This is especially true in consideration of the rising importance of short-term and circular migration, fuelled by several migrants’ categories such as students, faculty at universities or executives of multinational enterprises. Amongst these, STEM migrants (those with degrees or jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) are among the most mobile, and directly contribute to innovation in destination countries, and possibly to knowledge transfer to their countries of origin.

Ernest Miguelez presented TKC’s recent work on STEM migration and the diffusion of knowledge, as well as their influence in directing cross-border acquisition flows. Massimo Riccaboni