Foreign inventors in the US: Testing for Diaspora and Brain Gain Effects

We assess the role of ethnic ties in the diffusion of technical knowledge by means of a large database of EPO patents filed by US-resident inventors of foreign origin (“ethnic” inventors), 1980-2010, which we identify both through linguistic analysis of names and surnames and information on nationality.
  • 2203 SS&H (Andrews Conference Room) | UC Davis
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The ILO and Migrant Workers Challenges and Opportunities

Leighton’s expertise is in labor migration, democratic governance, human rights and human security and she has conducted global and field research into best practices and the linkages between human migration and development.
  • Room 2306 | King Hall | UC Davis
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