Skilled Migration: The Perspective of Developing Countries

43 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2004

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Frédéric Docquier

Université catholique de Louvain; CREAM, Centre for Research on Environmental Appraisal & Management, UK; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Hillel Rapoport

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics; Stanford University

Date Written: June 2007

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the effects of skilled migration on developing countries. We first present new evidence on the magnitude of the brain drain at the international level. Using a stylized model of education investment in a context of migration, we then survey the theoretical and empirical brain drain literature in a unified framework. Finally we use a particular specification of the model to discuss a number of policy issues from the perspective of developing countries.

Keywords: migration, brain drain, economic development

JEL Classification: F22, J61

Suggested Citation

Docquier, Frédéric and Rapoport, Hillel, Skilled Migration: The Perspective of Developing Countries (June 2007). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2873; 2008 Industry Studies Conference Paper; World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3382. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=625259

Frédéric Docquier

Université catholique de Louvain ( email )

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CREAM, Centre for Research on Environmental Appraisal & Management, UK

University of Newcastle
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Germany

Hillel Rapoport (Contact Author)

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics ( email )

Ramat-Gan, 52900
Israel
+972 3 535 3180 (Fax)

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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