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Migration of the Highly Skilled: Can Europe catch up with the US?

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  • Lydia Mechtenberg
  • Roland Strausz

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We develop a model to analyze the determinants and effects of an endogenous imperfect transferability of human capital on natives and immigrants. The model reveals that high migration flows and high skill-transferability are mutually interdependent. Moreover, we show that high mobility within a Federation is necessary to attract highly skilled immigrants into the Federation. We study in how far and in what way the European public policy behind the Bologna and the Lisbon Process can contribute to higher mobility in Europe.

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Paper provided by Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in its series SFB 649 Discussion Papers with number SFB649DP2009-048.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hum:wpaper:sfb649dp2009-048

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Keywords: human capital; migration; transferability; public policy;

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