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Stefano Breschi

ICRIOS, Bocconi University
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Institutional Affiliation: Bocconi University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

July 2018Return Migrants’ Self-selection: Evidence for Indian Inventor
with Francesco Lissoni, Ernest Miguelez: w24809
Based on an original dataset linking patent data and biographical information for a large sample of US immigrant inventors with Indian names and surnames, specialized in ICT technologies, we investigate the rate and determinants of return migration. For each individual in the dataset, we both estimate the year of entry in the United States, the likely entry channel (work or education), and the permanence spell up to either the return to India or right truncation. By means of survival analysis, we then provide exploratory estimates of the probability of return migration as a function of the conditions at migration (age, education, patenting record, migration motives, and migration cohort) as well as of some activities undertaken while abroad (education and patenting). We find both evidence ...
June 2018Return Migrants' Self-Selection: Evidence for Indian Inventors
with Francesco Lissoni, Ernest Miguelez
in The Roles of Immigrants and Foreign Students in US Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Ina Ganguli, Shulamit Kahn, Megan MacGarvie, editors
Based on an original dataset linking patent data and biographical information for a large sample of US immigrant inventors with Indian names and surnames, specialized in ICT technologies, we investigate the rate and determinants of return migration. For each individual in the dataset, we both estimate the year of entry in the United States, the likely entry channel (work or education), and the permanence spell up to either the return to India or right truncation. By means of survival analysis, we then provide exploratory estimates of the probability of return migration as a function of the conditions at migration (age, education, patenting record, migration motives, and migration cohort) as well as of some activities undertaken while abroad (education and patenting). We find both evidence ...
August 2010"Cross-firm" Inventors and Social Networks: Localized Knowledge Spillovers Revisited
with Francesco Lissoni
in Contributions in Memory of Zvi Griliches, Jacques Mairesse and Manuel Trajtenberg, editors
 
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