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It is widely recognised that knowledge and highly skilled individuals as carriers of knowledge (i.e. knowledge spillover agents) play a key role in impelling the development and growth of cities and regions. In this paper we discuss in a conceptual way the relation between spatial movements of talent and knowledge flows and present empirical results on the geography and mobility patterns of star scientists. Our findings show that these phenomena are highly uneven in nature, benefiting only a few countries which are capable to act as magnet for scientific talent.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2007|
|Series||DYNREG Working Paper, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin|