Stark, Oded (2005): The new economics of the brain drain. Published in: World Economics , Vol. 6, No. 2 (2005): pp. 137-140.
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For nearly four decades now, the conventional wisdom has been that the migration of human capital (skilled workers) from a developing country to a developed country is detrimental to the developing country. However, this perception need not hold. A well designed migration policy can result in a “brain gain” to the developing country rather than in just a “brain drain” from it, as well as in a welfare increase for all of its workers - migrants and non-migrants alike - as new research suggests.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The new economics of the brain drain|
|Keywords:||migration; human capital formation; externalities; social welfare|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I30 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H23 - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
|Depositing User:||Oded Stark|
|Date Deposited:||17. May 2011 12:57|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 01:55|
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