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Natalie Novick is a PhD student in Sociology at UCSD. Her work investigates the relationship between globalization and technological innovation on international migration. Specifically, she examines in the preference formation of destination choice among entrepreneurs and skilled migrants, and how integrated urban and regional networks create opportunity in the new global economy. Her PhD work comparatively analyzes network formation by expatriate entrepreneurs, and examine how these highly skilled migrants navigate an increasingly borderless world. A current research project examines the development and outcomes of “startup visa” policy.
In 2015 she was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, in Göttingen, Germany and conducted field work in Berlin, as well as Santiago, Chile. She holds a MSc. in Comparative European Politics with Distinction from Trinity College Dublin, a MA in Sociology from UCSD, and a BA in Political Science (summa cum laude) from Arizona State University.
Areas of Expertise: Skilled Migration, the European Union, Comparative Sociology, Quantitative Methods