The Brain Drain: Some Evidence from European Expatriates in the United States

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Gilles Saint-Paul

University of Toulouse I - GREMAQ-IDEI; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Date Written: September 2004

Abstract

This paper uses U.S. Census data from 1990 and 2000 to provide evidence on the labor market characteristics of European-born workers living in the US. It is found that there is a positive wage premium associated with these workers, and that the highly skilled are over-represented compared with the source country, more so when one moves up the skill ladder.

Keywords: brain drain, migration, Europe

JEL Classification: J31, J61

Suggested Citation

Saint-Paul, Gilles, The Brain Drain: Some Evidence from European Expatriates in the United States (September 2004). IZA Discussion Paper No. 1310. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=592343

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