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U.S. High-Skilled Immigration, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Empirical Approaches and Evidence

William R. Kerr

NBER Working Paper No. 19377
Issued in August 2013

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Comments are appreciated and can be sent to wkerr@hbs.edu. The original version of this paper was prepared for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Experts Meeting on “Intellectual Property, the International Mobility of Knowledge Workers and the Brain Drain” (April 2013, Geneva). WIPO provided an honorarium for the preparation and presentation of this paper. I am grateful to Jinyoung Kim, Christiane Kuptsch, Carsten Fink, Ernest Miguelez, and WIPO conference participants for their comments and suggestions. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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