Determinants of emigration of professors, researchers and startup activists in Iran

Document Type : Call for Special Issue on "Migration Policy"


1 Iran migration observatory

2 Iran Migration Observatory


The labour market for professional skilled personnel is becoming increasingly global, both in terms of the supply of and the demand for skilled labour. By identifying the factors affecting the migration of skilled workforce, governments can plan to reduce their desire to migrate. Thus, in this study, we have identified the factors that influence migration decision of professors, researchers and startup activists by using data collected through the questionnaire and logit model. The results of the study show that by controlling individual characteristics, professors and researchers migrate because of the social status and preferred lifestyle and startup activists migrate because of the accessing to the latest innovation and technology developments.


  • Receive Date: 25 December 2022
  • Revise Date: 14 February 2023
  • Accept Date: 15 February 2023
  • First Publish Date: 15 February 2023