Brain drain, R&D-cost differentials and the innovation gap
AbstractThis paper aims at explaining why countries with comparable levels of education still experience notable differences in terms of R&D and innovation. High-skilled migration, ultimately linked to differences in R&D costs, might be responsible for the persistence of such a gap. In fact, in a model where human capital accumulation and innovation are strategic complements, we show that allowing labor outflows may strengthen educational incentives in the lagging economy if migration is probabilistic in nature, but at the same time reduces the share of innovative production. Income (growth) might be consequently affected, and a positive migration chance is very unlikely to act as a substitute for educational subsidies.
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Innovation; Education; Brain drain.;
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- Fabio Mariani, 2008. "Brain Drain, R&D-Cost Differentials and the Innovation Gap," Recherches économiques de Louvain, De Boeck Université, De Boeck Université, vol. 74(3), pages 251-272.
- Fabio MARIANI, 2008. "Brain Drain, R&D-Cost Differentials and the Innovation Gap," Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) 2008031, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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