Registration is now OPEN for the 4th ERSA-REGIO Academic Lecture 2018

Speaker: Alessandra Faggian, Professor in Applied Economics, Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila, Italy

Title of Presentation: Human capital migration and regional development: some reflections

Abstract: The analysis of human capital has taken on a progressively more central role in discussions regarding the growth and success of nations and regions. This is primarily because advanced societies have increasingly evolved towards what has been called a “knowledge-based economy”, whereby tertiary level human capital is seen to be a crucial feature of economic growth. However, one of the most uncontroversial results in migration studies is that embodied human capital significantly increases the probability of individuals migrating. The migration of individuals with high ‘embodied human capital’ introduces a complication in the human capital-regional development relationship because the increase in human capital due to education can easily leak out of an area even when produced there (brain drain). This talk will offer an overview on the topic so far, concluding with some reflections on avenues for future research.

Discussant: Jaako Simonen, University of Oulu, Finland

When and where: 19 November 2018, 14:30-16:30; DG REGIO, VIP ROOM, Avenue de Beaulieu 1, Brussels.

Registration is free but mandatory. To obtain the registration link, please send an email to

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