Christian Chacua

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About me

I am a PhD candidate in Economics of Innovation at the GREThA - University of Bordeaux (France) and a Growth Lab Associate at the Center for International Development - Harvard University (USA).

My fields of interest cover the economics of innovation, high-skilled migration and knowledge diffusion.


Research Gate


  • Chacua, C., Lissoni, F., Miguelez, E. (In Preparation). Homophily and collaboration in inventor networks: The role of ethnic-cultural proximity.

  • Chacua, C., Freeman, R. (In Preparation). The Life Cycle of Research Interest.

  • Coda-Zabetta, M., Chacua, C., Lissoni, F., Miguelez, E., Yin, D., & Raffo, J. (Forthcoming in 2021). The missing link: international migration in global clusters of innovation. In D. Castellani, A. Perri, V. Scalera, & A. Zanfei (Ed.), Cross-border Innovation in a Changing World. Players, Places and Policies. Oxford University Press. (Preprint).

  • Miguelez, E., Raffo, J., Chacua, C., Coda-Zabetta, M., Yin, D., Lissoni, F., & Tarasconi, G. (2019). Tied In: The Global Network of Local Innovation. WIPO Economic Research Working Paper, No. 58. (Working paper).