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Brain drain and factor complementarity

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  • Patrice Pieretti

    (CREA, Université du Luxembourg)

  • Benteng Zou

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    (Institute of Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

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In this paper we develop a neoclassical growth model that aggregates different types of labor skills from strict complementarity to perfect substitution. After having derived general balanced growth conditions and developed explicit growth paths for capital and aggregate labor force, the model serves to qualitatively study the effect of brain drain on income and wages of the source country.

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Paper provided by Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics in its series Working Papers with number 380.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2006
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Handle: RePEc:bie:wpaper:380

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Keywords: Brain drain; growth; complementary; migration;

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