Mobility and Migration of Researchers
Topical Session at WEHIA 2019
Mobility of researchers is thought to aid the diffusion of scientific expertise. Restrictive migration policies, however, have the potential to disrupt the international exchange of knowledge and could negatively affect scientific progress. A fundamental understanding of the mobility patterns is necessary to support evidence based policy decisions.
Obtaining individual level mobility data in general, and of researchers specifically, has been difficult. But in recent years the availability of data, methodologies and computational capabilities have drastically improved.This has lead to a surge of interest by practitioners from across disciplines to model the dynamics, the determinants and effects of international mobility.
This topical session with invited speakers from several disciplines will spark new research ideas of how to model researchers' mobility with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents.