Séminaire GREDEG - Clément Gorin (Université de Lyon)

"Patterns and Determinants of Inventors’ Mobility across European Urban Areas"
Quand ? Le 16-02-2017,
de 14:00 à 15:30
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Clément Gorin (Université de Lyon)

Séminaire GREDEG

Abstract: This paper investigates the patterns and determinants of inventors’ mobility across European urban areas. First, a descriptive analysis is carried out to document the dynamics of inventors’ mobility and their spatial dimension. Second, a spatial filtering variant of the Poisson gravity model is used to analyse how job opportunities and socio-professional networks influence the flows of inventors. The findings suggest that inventors’ mobility occurs primarily between large and proximate urban areas, generally located within the same country. Besides, the econometric analysis shows that employment opportunities, social networks, as well as various forms of proximity are important determinants of inventors’ mobility.


Keywords:  Inventors’ mobility, urban areas, spatial filtering, employment opportunities, co-inventorship networks


JEL:  J61, O18, O31,O33