workshop series

MAY 18-19, ONLINE -


Andrea Morrison (Utrecht University and ICRIOS, Bocconi University ) CV

Stefano Breschi (ICRIOS, Bocconi University) CV


ICRIOS is a research center at Bocconi University created to be a reference point for cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary and collaborative research on innovation, organization, strategy and entrepreneurship, with the explicit objective to influence in a significant way both the academic debate and management practice. ICRIOS promotes collaboration and knowledge sharing at any stage of the research process, especially among scholars in diverse and complementary fields, based across nations, and working in different research traditions. ICRIOS fellows are selected among recognized experts in their field of study, and their expertise and interest span across several divisions of the Academy of Management.

Address: Università Bocconi, Via Guglielmo Rontgen, 1, 20136 Milano

> How to get there
From Linate Airport
By taxi it takes about 20 minutes and it costs approximately € 15.
Public transport: take the bus 73 (direction San Babila), get off at Cinque Giornate, take tram 9 (Direction Porta Genova) and get off at Via Bocconi. The bus ticket is € 1.50 and may be bought at tobacco shops and newspaper stands inside the airport.

From Malpensa Airport
By taxi it takes about 50 minutes and it costs € 90 (fixed rate).
- Malpensa Express train to Cadorna Railway Station (€ 11), then take subway green line 2 (direction Abbiategrasso Chiesa Rossa or Assago Milanofiori forum), get off at Porta Genova and take tram 9 (direction Centrale FS) to Via Bocconi.
- Malpensa Shuttle is a convenient bus taking less than one hour to reach Stazione Centrale (Central Railway Station), from Malpensa airport. It runs every 20 minutes and the price of the ticket is € 7.50. From Stazione Centrale take subway line 3 (Direction San Donato), get off at Porta Romana, take tram 9 (Direction Porta Genova) and get off at Via Bocconi.

From Orio al Serio International Airport (Bergamo)
More information on the Orio al Serio website.

From Stazione Centrale FS (Central Railway Station)
By taxi it takes about 20 minutes and it costs approximately € 17.
- Public transport: take subway line 3 (Direction San Donato), get off at Porta Romana and take tram 9 (Direction Porta Genova) and get off at Via Bocconi.

Taxi service is always available day and night at taxi ranks just outside the exits of the airport. Besides it is for sure the fastest way to move around the city as taxis may drive on reserved lanes. It is possible to ask at Bocconi reception to call a taxi or call directly at: +39.024040 or +39.028585.

Public buses, trams and subway (Metro)
The ticket costs € 1.50 and is valid on the whole Milan urban network for 90 minutes from validation but allows only one journey on the metropolitan railway. It is also valid within the rail throughway and on the urban sections of Trenord. See:


William Kerr is the Dimitri V. D’Arbeloff – MBA Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Bill is the co-director of Harvard’s Managing the Future of Work initiative and the faculty chair of the Launching New Ventures program for executive education. He has received Harvard’s Distinction in Teaching award.
Bill focuses on how companies and economies explore new opportunities and generate growth. He considers the leadership and resources necessary to identify, launch and sustain dynamic and enduring organizations, and his recent work on Launching Global Ventures especially emphasized global opportunities. Bill is a recipient of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship.
Bill works with companies worldwide on the development of new ventures and transformations for profitable growth. He also advises governments about investments in the innovative capacities of their nations.
For more information,
see his website here.

Philippe Aghion is a Professor at the College de France and at the London School of Economics, and a fellow of the
Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the economics of growth.
With Peter Howitt, he pioneered the so-called Schumpeterian Growth paradigm which was subsequently used to analyze the design of growth policies and the role of the state in the growth process. Much of this work is summarized in their joint books
Endogenous Growth Theory (MIT Press, 1998) and The Economics of Growth (MIT Press, 2009), in his book with Rachel Griffith on Competition and Growth (MIT Press, 2006), and in his survey “What Do We Learn from Schumpeterian Growth Theory” (joint with U. Akcigit and P. Howitt.) In 2001, Philippe Aghion received the Yrjo Jahnsson Award of the best European economist under age 45, and in 2009 he received the John Von Neumann Award.

For more information, see his website here.



MAY 18, VIRTUAL WORKSHOP, Bocconi University

14:50-15:00 — (Central European Summer Time)


Stefano Breschi and Andrea Morrison, Bocconi University

15:00-16:20 —

Session 1:

Paper 1: Megan MacGarvie (Boston University): “Jobs and Salaries of Chinese US-granted STEM PhDs and Immigration Policy Implications

Paper 2: Julia Zhu (Cornell University): “Immigration Policies in the Global Context: Effect of International Student Enrollment on College Completion of U.S. Domestic Students

Paper 3: Sara Signorelli (PSE): “Too Constrained to Grow: Analysis of Firms’ Response to the Alleviation of Skill Shortages

Paper 4: Andrea Ariu (University of Milan): “Foreign Workers, Product Quality, and Trade: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

16:20-16:40 —

Questions from the audience

16:40-16:50 —

Virtual coffee break

16:50-18:10 —

Session 2:

Paper 1: Raj Choudhury (Harvard Business School): “Title TBA

Paper 2: Ina Ganguli (University of Massachusetts Amherst): “How Does Return Migration Impact Knowledge Production? Evidence from China’s Thousand Talents Program”

Paper 3: Olof Ejermo (Lund University): “Home, Sweet Home? Migrant Selection and Returnee Location in the Age of Mass Migration”

Paper 4: Caroline Viola Fry (MIT): “Building Bridges: The impact of return migration by African scientists”

18:30 – 18:30 —

Questions from the audience

18:30 —