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spring2019@Utrecht
EUT WORKSHOP ON
“MIGRATION, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY”
SPRING 16-17, UTRECHT
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Andrea Morrison (Utrecht University)

VENUE & HOST

→ VENUE

EUT is located in Utrecht, at the Department of Human Geography and Planning of Utrecht University, Vening Meinesz building, Princetonlaan 8a, 3584 CB.

> How to get there
After arrival at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, you can take a train to Utrecht Central Station. The train station is part of Schiphol Plaza, just follow directions for ‘trains’. Intercity trains run every 12 minutes to Utrecht and the journey takes about half an hour.

For journey advice and time tables you can also check: www.ns.nl  or www.9292.nl

From Utrecht Central Station you can either take a bus or a taxi. Maps of Utrecht University can be found on www.uu.nl/maps.

By bus:
To pay for buses, trams and metro in the Netherlands you need an OV Chipcard. At higher price you can buy a single ticket in the bus or tram. To travel to Utrecht Science Park you can take bus 12 or 28 (direction’De Uithof’) from Central Station. To get to Vening Meinesz building get off at Padualaan stop.

By taxi: There is a taxi platform on at Utrecht Central Station, just follow the signs. Within the city there are several taxi platforms, for instance at Vredenburg and Janskerkhof.

Bicycle: You can rent an OV bike at Utrecht Central station.

For more info see here (https://www.nsinternational.nl/en/to-and-from-the-station/rent-a-bike

→ HOST

The EUT programme is a widely influential research group in the field of economic geography and governance, with expertise in regional development, sustainable transition, innovation, labour mobility and migration. The economic section of EUT is devoted to investigate the spatial distribution of economic and innovation activities.

KEYNOTE

→ UFUK AKCIGIT

Ufuk Akcigit is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Director of Graduate Placement, and FY19 Director of Admissions (at Chicago since 2015).
As a macroeconomist, his research centers on economic growth, productivity, firm dynamics and economics of innovation. Before joining the University of Chicago, Akcigit was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he serves as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate in the Center for Economic Policy Research. Akcigit received his BSc in economics from Koc University in Istanbul. He then went on to earn his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009.

For more information, see his website here.

→ INA GANGULI

Ina Ganguli is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Associate Director of the UMass Computational Social Science Institute. Her research areas are labor economics, the economics of science and innovation, international development and economic history. She is an Affiliated Researcher at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) at the Stockholm School of Economics and at the Laboratory for Innovation Science (LISH) at Harvard University. Ganguli was Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School- Harvard Medical School.
She earned her PhD from Harvard University in 2011.

For more information, see her website here.

PROGRAMME

Migration, Globalization and the Knowledge Economy Workshop.

MAY 16, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

08:45-09:00 —
WELCOME
Andrea Morrison,
Utrecht University and Bocconi University


09:00-10:15 —
Keynote Lecture:
Chair: Andrea Morrison, Utrecht University and Bocconi University
Speaker: Ufuk Akcigit, University of Chicago


10:15-10:45 —
Coffee break


11:00-13:00 —
Session 1: HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRATION AND POLICY
Chair: Stefano Breschi, Bocconi University

Paper 1: Megan MacGarvie (Boston University Questrom School of Business and NBER) (joint with Shulamit Kahn): “The Impact of Permanent Residency Delays for STEM PhDs

Paper 2: Huanan Xu(Indiana University South Bend) (joint with C. Amuedo-Dorantes, D. Furtado): “Who leaves and Why Did OPT Policy Changes Help Steer and Retain Foreign Talent into STEM?

Paper 3: Olena Ivus (Smith School of Business, Queen’s University) (joint with A. Naghavy, L. D. Qiuzer): “Intellectual Property Rights, Migration, and Innovation


13:00-14:30 —
Lunch


14:30-16:30 —
Session 2: THE IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION AND RETURN-MIGRATION
Chair: Gianluca Orefice, CEPII, Paris

Paper 1: John Källström (Department of Economics & CIRCLE Lund University): “The impact of immigration on scientists’ productivity: Evidence from a Swedish policy reform

Paper 2: Dario Diodato (Harvard University) (jointly with F. Neffke): “Experienced Return Migrants and their Impact on Employment and Wages in Mexico”


15:30-16:00 —
Coffee break


17:00-18:15 —
Session 3: DIVERSITY AND MIGRATION
Chair: Ernest Miguelez, CNRS & University of Bordeaux

Paper 1: Francesco Campo (University of Milano-Bicocca) (join with M. Mendola, A. Morrison, G. Ottaviano): “Diversity and Migrant Inventors in the Age of Mass Migration”

Paper 2: Riccardo Turati (UCLouvain) (joint with F. Docquier, J. Valette, C. Vasilakis): “Birthplace Diversity and Economic Growth: Evidence from the US States in the Post-World War II Period”


17:30-18:00 —
Drinks



MAY 17, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

08:45-10:00 —
Keynote Lecture:
Chair: Andrea Morrison, Utrecht University and Bocconi University
Speaker: Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts Amherst


10:00-10:30 —
Coffee break


10:30-12:45 —
Session 1: MOBILITY OF INVENTORS AND SCIENTISTS AND THE ROLE OF MNCS
Chair: Gabriele Pellegrino, EPFL

Paper 1: Alba Marino (University of Bologna) (joint with R. Mudambi, A. Perri and V. G. Scalera): “Ties that bind: the role of ethnic inventors in multinational enterprises’ knowledge creation”

Paper 2: Frank van der Wouden (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) (joint with D. Rigby): “Inventor Mobility and Productivity: A Long-Run Perspective”

Paper 3: Giacomo Vaccario (Chair of Systems Design, ETH Zurich) (joint with L. Verginer, F. Schweitzer): “Reproducing scientists’ mobility: A data-driven model”


12:45-13:00 —
Closing

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