Interregional Migration ‘Wage Premia’: The Case of Creative and Science and Technology Graduates in the UK

  • Sarah JewellEmail author
  • Alessandra Faggian
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


Since the seminal contribution by Sjaastad (1962), the so-called ‘human capital migration theory’ has become extremely popular among economists, especially regional economists. The basic idea is that migration itself can be viewed as an investment in human capital. A rational individual would use relocation as a means to maximize long-term utility and would move if the future discounted benefits of relocating outweigh the costs associated with the move.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of ReadingReadingUK
  2. 2.AED Economics DepartmentThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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