Skilled Immigrants' Contribution to Productive Efficiency
30 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2014
This paper studies whether skilled migrants contribute to the host country's 'productive efficiency' (Farrell, 1957) using input-output and immigration sectoral data for seven industries in twelve countries during the period 1999-2001. We find that skilled migrants contribute positively to a country's productive efficiency with the exception of the finance sector. The results broadly support the adoption of skill-biased migration policies.
Keywords: highly skilled migration, human capital, productive efficiency
JEL Classification: D24, F2, F66, J6, J24
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