Measuring the International Mobility of Inventors: A New Database
Economic Research Working Paper No.8
Author: Carsten Fink
Author: Ernest Miguelez
Publication year: 2013
This paper has two objectives. First, it describes a new database mapping migratory patterns of inventors, extracted from information included in patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. It explains in detail the information contained in the database and discusses the usefulness and reliability of the underlying data. Second, the paper provides a descriptive overview of inventor migration patterns, based on the information contained in the newly constructed database.