NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Bidding for Brains: Intellectual Property Rights and the International Migration of Knowledge Workers

Carol McAusland, Peter J. Kuhn

NBER Working Paper No. 15486
Issued in November 2009

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The authors thank Arthur Fishman, seminar participants at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and participants at the conference on Globalization and the Brain Drain at Bar-Ilan and Hebrew Universities, December 9-11, 2008, for helpful comments. We also thank two anonymous referees for their useful insights. Fanqing Ye provided excellent research assistance. Kuhn thanks UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Economics for their generous hospitality during the research on this project. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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