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This article provides an empirical assessment of global scientific mobility over the past four decades. Based on bibliometric data we find (i) an increasing diversity of origin and destination countries integrated in global scientific mobility, with (ii) the centre of gravity of scientific knowledge production and migration destinations moving continuously eastwards by about 1300 km per decade, (iii) an increase in average migration distances of scientists reflecting integration of global peripheries into the global science system, (iv) significantly lower mobility frictions for internationally mobile scientists compared to non‐scientist migrants, (v) with visa restrictions establishing a statistically significant barrier affecting international mobility of scientists hampering the global diffusion of scientific knowledge.

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Type

Working paper

Publication Date

05/02/2018

Volume

146

Pages

1 - 31

Keywords

Migration of Scientists, global migration patterns, migration barriers, visa restrictions