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Should I Stay or Should I Go…North? First Job Location of U.S. Trained Doctorates 1957-2005

  • Ferrall, Christopher
  • Natalia, Mishagina

Based on a survey of graduating PhD students in the U.S., we study the determinants of location of their first jobs. We consider how locating in Canada versus the U.S. for all graduates is influenced by both their background and time­-varying factors that affect international mobility. We also study the choice of European graduates between North America and returning to Europe. We find that in many cases macro factors have the expected effect of choices after controlling for biases for home, which depend upon background variables in expected ways.

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Paper provided by Vancouver School of Economics in its series CLSSRN working papers with number clsrn_admin-2009-33.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 22 Jun 2009
Date of revision: 22 Jun 2009
Handle: RePEc:ubc:clssrn:clsrn_admin-2009-33
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