Scale Economics In Education And The Brain Drain Problem
AbstractThis paper presents a model of brain drain which emphasizes scale economies in advanced education. The author demonstrates that brain drain raises the education and income levels of a host country. However, contrary to the presumption that brain drain hurts the unskilled individuals left in a source country, the author argues that it is actually those professionals possessing intermediate-level abilities who are hurt by brain drain, regardless of whether they choose to stay or emigrate. The author also shows that conventional policies designed to stop brain drain may succeed only in retaining those who are mediocre professionals while the brightest continue to emigrate. Copyright 1991 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Washington, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 89-09.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 1989
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brain drain ; educational policy ; economic models;
Other versions of this item:
- Miyagiwa, Kaz, 1991. "Scale Economies in Education and the Brain Drain Problem," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 32(3), pages 743-59, August.
- Miyagiwa, K., 1989. "Scale Economics In Education And The Brain Drain Problem," Discussion Papers in Economics at the University of Washington 89-09, Department of Economics at the University of Washington.
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